Shopping Events in Downtown Blacksburg

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Shop & Dine for Susan Garrison

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Just over 6 years ago, Susan Garrison, the first Sustainability Manager for the Town of Blacksburg, passed away, and her family created a fund in her honor shortly after her passing. Susan’s fund supports special community projects that promote or support environmental awareness, environmental stewardship, sustainability, and/or community beautification in Blacksburg and the wider New River Valley.

Back in 2016, we held a Shop & Dine Day Fundraiser to help build up Susan’s Fund – and it was very successful – we raised more than $2,300! These dollars went right into funding community projects such as the ones shown on the attached flyer. We’re gearing up to do another one this year, on Wednesday, September 18 as a part of Blacksburg’s annual Sustainability Week.

How to participate

Watch this space for information about participating businesses
Come downtown on 9/18/19 and shop & dine at participating businesses
10% of sales for the day will go directly to the Susan Garrison Fund
Details to follow soon!

Sugar Magnolia Ribbon Cutting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM

Come help us celebrate the beautiful new expansion we rolled out earlier this year, as well as our new catering side! Light refreshments will be provided!

Sugar Magnolia
102 N Main Street, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Downtown Blacksburg supports all Veterans

Veterans Deals Downtown Everyday

  • Atlantic Union Bank: a special checking account, called Thank U checking, for veterans, teachers, community first responders and law enforcement. It is a no minimum balance account that pays interest and offers some other valuable perks like free cashier's checks and the first order of checks free.

  • Blacksburg Fit Body Boot Camp: 15% off discount for membership

  • Bollo's: 15% discount

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: active and retired military 10% off every day

  • Cabo Fish Taco: 10% discount

  • Fringe Benefit: 15% discount

  • Gillie's: 15% discount

  • Gourmet Pantry: 10% discount

  • Main Street Inn: 10% discount Sun-Thurs

  • Matrix Gallery: 10% off one non-consignment item per visit

  • New River Fiber Co. : accepts and distribute donations of knitted items.

  • Sideline Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: We at Sideline Orthopedics & Sports Medicine have 2 Veterans working on our team. Dr. Robert Schopf and Steve Preston. We are proud to have them on our team for many reasons but a big reason is that they have served our country well!

  • Sugar Magnolia : 15% off when you show your military ID

  • Tech Bookstore: 10% military discount (excludes textbooks)

  • t.r. collection: 15% off when you show your military ID

The Year at a Glance

at New River Fiber Co

​Loops Group (Social Sit-and-Stitch)
​Free & Open to All
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5-8pm
Saturday, 10am-2pm

​Learn to Knit - Free Lessons
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm

EVENT - "100 Acts of Sewing" Instructional Sew-Along
Every Wednesday, 6-8pm
(except May and December)​

EVENT - Trunk Show with Oink Pigments
September 24th, 4-8pm

CLASS - Ergonomics of Needlecraft
September 21st, 2-3:30pm

CLASS - How to Read a Pattern
September 21st, 4:30-6pm

EVENT - Trunk Show with Urban Girl Yarns
September 28th, 10am-6pm

EVENT - Trunk Show with Arrowhead Fibers
October (Date TBA)

CLASS - My First Sock
October 26th & November 2nd, 4-6pm

EVENT - Trunk Show with Baad Mom Yarns
November 19-24th

100 Acts of Sewing

Space Available: 3 spaces available per evening. Advanced reservation required. First come, first served. Please call the shop to get on the list for any given Wednesday.
(540) 200-5554

June: Skirt No. 1
July: Pants No. 1
August: Shirt No. 2
September: Dress No. 2
October: Pants No. 2
November: Dress No. 3

Schedule: Wednesday Evenings, 6-8pm

Spring 2019 Classes

Building Blocks Afghan
Sundays, 4:30-6pm
June 9th & 23rd
July 14th & 28th
August 11th & 25th
Instructor: Stella Boyer
Fee: $270 + Materials
Level: Advanced Beginner


Gourmet Pantry

Upcoming Events

Registration for all events is available online or by phone:
All classes are $65 per person unless otherwise noted
Registration is available online or by phone

August 23
Street Food Around the World
When you travel, sometimes the best food isn't in the Michelin-starred restaurants but right on the streets. Join chef Ellen as she introduces you to some of her favorite street snacks from all over the world! Register

August 28
Celebrate Hokie Fever with delicious dishes and snacks that'll take your next tailgate party to the next level! Register

Blacksburg Wedding Walk

September 29, 2020

Getting married? Love Blacksburg? Make us your premier destination as you plan your wedding day! Join us Sunday, September 29th from 12-6pm to meet local vendors, shop around local stores, win some prizes, find inspiration, and just get excited for your big day! Registration details coming soon! Stay tuned and we can’t wait to see you!

11th annual Pretty In Pink

Downtown Fundraiser for the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation

Please come out and join us in celebrating our 11th annual fundraising event for Pretty In Pink where all proceeds will go to The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pretty In Pink offers a fun-filled day of activities culminating in an evening event including live performances, speciality drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction located at Kent Square. A complete schedule of activities and donation sites to be announced at a later date.

If you have any questions or would like to donate items or participate as a sponsor, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you!!

Thursday October 17 in Downtown Blackburg