Each year the Alleghany Planning Committee hosts their annual Hillbilly Comedy & Variety Show. The show takes place the third Saturday in October and begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Alleghany Community Auditorium located at 450 N. Main Street Sparta, N.C. on the campus of Sparta Elementary School. Refreshments are served by the Alleghany High School Exceptional Children’s class and include bar-b-q sandwiches, hotdogs, homemade desserts and more. There are door prizes and a 50/50 drawing to participate in with proceeds going towards electric and fuel assistance, garden seed vouchers, scholarships for high school seniors, and the Gap Civil Head Start Lending Library program.