Events/Contests at the 44th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9th 2022.
Craft Festival, Demonstrations, and Antiques
The Wise Business Association will host the 44th Annual Wise County Famous Fall Fling in historic downtown Wise, Virginia, October 8-9, 2022. The Fall Fling features bluegrass, country, and gospel music, and celebrates authentic Appalachian arts and crafts with over 135 vendors. You will find wood, pottery, art, photography, candles, antiques, Native American crafts, traditional Appalachian crafts and much, much, more. During the ‘Fling you can also visit with Mark Ramsay demonstrating blacksmithing, Chuck Miller panning for gold and gems, and James Damron of EK3 Farms showing you the old-timey way he grinds corn.
Saturday: Vendors Open from 9 A.M. – 6 P.M. Music 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Sunday: Vendors Open from 12:00 PM – 5 P.M. Music 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
MUSIC on Saturday is now extended! The Big Glades will have music from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The after hours music will begin at 7:00 PM
The Fall Fling Essay contest is on track, with a wonderful theme for 2022. Prizes
will again be awarded in two categories – up to 18 years old, and 19 and older.
Both age groups will be awarded prizes.
Click here for more information on how and where to enter the essay contest.
Business Decorating Contest
Entries will be judged based on creativity, difficulty, and overall appeal of the design.
Please let us know if you plan to participate so your decorations can be judged.
For more information and to register, please send
your business name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more information on the decorating contest.
Digital Art Contest
A $100 prize will be awarded in each category.
*Professional Category: An artist that makes income through their work
Please go to Fall Fling Digital Art Contest Facebook page for more information
Digital Photography Contest
2022 Top Gun Fall Fling 5k Race/Walk
NCH Heart-One Cardiac Rehab 5K Run – – -Top Gun Run – – –
Registration begins 8:00 A.M.
Race begins 9:00 A.M.
For info on the 5K contact Steve Childers 276-439-1450
Car, Truck, Jeep, and Bike Show sponsored by Wise Heritage Hall
October 8th, at the Wise Primary and LF Addington Middle School Parking Lot, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Awards for Best in Class, Best Stock, Best of Show, and Residents Choice.
We hope to see you there. Bring a Friend!
October 8th, at the Wise First Church of God, Fellowship Hall, 8-11 AM
Pancakes, bacon or sausage, Juice or milk, and coffee; $6.00 per person.
We hope to see you there. Bring a Friend!
Traditional or non-traditional apple pie or apple butter into the Anything Apples Contest!
Bring your entries to the event station at The INN at Wise between 9:30 and 11 AM.
For more info, contact Patricia Bentley 276-393-1333.
Click here for the information about the Anything Apples contest.
Pet Contest & Show
Saturday Oct 8th @ 2:00 PM
Register 1:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
For more information contact Critter Sitters
Portion of proceeds go to charity
Corn Hole Tournament
Tournament begins at Noon (can register at 11 AM)
Blind draw, bring your own partner
$20.00 a team payouts to first three spots
Guaranteed $500.00 pot
For more info on the Corn Hole Tourney contact Bobby Addington at BobbyAddington24@yahoo.com
Click here for more information on the Corn Hole Tournament.
The Health Wagon will be set up during the ‘Fling on Spring Avenue. Receive FREE flu shots, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, Covid-19 vaccines, and rapid antigen tests. For more information at 276-439-1352.
Wise Fire Department Firefighter Obstacle Course for Kids
This event will take place in the Kids Korner beginning at noon. Children will be grouped by age into two categories: 5-10 and 11-15. Timed competitions will begin at 4:00 PM. Course requires crawling through a pipe, climbing over an age-appropriate wall, and dragging a hose to spray the target. Children must be dressed appropriately and closed-toed shoes are a must (no flip-flops permitted). Parents must sign a consent form before their child can enter the competition.
Free fire truck rides will take place on Saturday, and it’s all-aboard the Kiddie Train on Sunday. Throughout the weekend kids can enjoy lots of free prizes, free books, basketball games, and the double slide! At Kids Korner there will be:
Inflatable Fire Truck slide
Inflatable High Voltage
Free Fire Truck Rides
Free books and games