Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn Law Feb 15 thru April 30
Feb 15 – Apr 30 all-day

Outdoor Fires Unlawful Before 4:00 PM

February 15 through April 30

Virginia’s 4:00 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect on February 15.

Briefly, the 4:00 p.m. Burning Law states: from February 15 through April 30 of each year, no burning before 4:00 p.m. is permitted, if the fire is in, or within’ 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable material.

Since forest fuels cure during the winter months, the danger of fire is higher in early spring than in summer when the forest and grasses are green with new growth. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law is an effective tool in the prevention of forest fires. Localities may have more restrictive outdoor burning laws.
You can read the full text of the law § 10.1-1142 on the VDOF website.

Debris burning continues to be the leading cause of forest fires in Virginia. The 4:00 p.m. Burning Law is different from the burning bans, which are invoked only during periods of extreme fire danger.

For more information and complete copies of the law, please contact your local VDOF office.

2015 Donnie Lowe’s Kids Fish Day
May 2 @ 9:00 am

The Tazewell Soil & Water Conservation District and the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors are planning an exciting, fun-filled day of fishing for children and their families. Youngsters from Tazewell County Communities are invited to come out to Lake Witten with their fishing poles, tackle boxes and bait and take part in the 2015 Tazewell County Kids in the Outdoors Day, Saturday, May 2nd. Gates will open at 9 A.M., educational booths by 10 A.M. and lunch begins at 10:30 A.M. From 10:30 – 1 P.M.

The Tazewell Soil & Water Conservation District has a strong commitment to the community’s natural resource education and is proud to host a memorable day of fishing for the kids and their families.


Elizabeth A. Bennett

Tazewell Soil & Water Conservation District

117 Dial Rock Road

North Tazewell, Virginia 24630

276-988-9588 ext 103

Cruise In & Music on Main – May
May 16 all-day

The Town of Tazewell will be sponsoring “Cruise In and Music on Main.” Vintage cars and motorcycles will be on display on Main Street during various concerts held on the Altizer Stage with food vendors available during the duration of the event. There will be fun for the entire family.

2015 Spring Expo
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mountain Mudder
May 16 @ 12:00 pm

A new addition to the Spring Expo – Tazewell County’s first extreme endurance race!
Obstacle course will include a “small” mountain top run, huge tires (see picture), climbing 4′ and 6′ dumpsters, hay bales, logs, a tunnel, a mud pit, and much more! Do you have what it takes to survive?!

Sponsored by the Tazewell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Race Director: Charity McDaniel

Online Registration here

No timing. Runners compete at their own pace. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a long sleeve, dry fit t-shirt and finishers medallion.