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Discover the Heartbeat of Floyd, Virginia: Immerse Yourself in Authentic Experiences

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Discover the Heartbeat of Floyd, Virginia: Immerse Yourself in Authentic Experiences

Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

Floyd, Virginia, transcends the typical scenic beauty – it’s a living canvas woven with the vibrant hues of local culture, creativity, and genuine human connections. While the Blue Ridge Mountains provide a stunning backdrop, the real allure lies in delving deep into this thriving community.

If you seek more than just passive observation, Floyd eagerly invites you to engage. Step into the dynamic world of the Floyd Center for the Arts, where workshops, exhibitions, and open studios invite you to participate in the creative process. Whether you’re learning the Appalachian dulcimer’s gentle melodies, molding clay into works of art, or capturing the mountain’s essence on canvas, these shared experiences foster instant connections with fellow artists.

Yearning for an authentic glimpse into local life? Lose yourself in the bustling Saturday morning Farmer’s Market, where vibrant colors and friendly faces converge. Engage in conversation with farmers, learn the stories behind each product from honey to artisanal jams, and become woven into the community’s fabric through each meaningful exchange.

For a taste of Floyd’s musical soul, visit The Floyd Country Store, a beloved institution where time stands still and storytelling thrives. Join the Friday Night Jamboree, the pulse of the community, and sway to the infectious rhythms of bluegrass bands. In no time, you’ll find yourself harmonizing with locals and sharing in the joy of live music.

Beyond structured events, embrace serendipity. Strike up conversations with locals practicing traditional crafts, immerse yourself in impromptu jam sessions, or savor a picnic lunch under the shade of a maple tree while musicians serenade the surroundings. Each interaction offers a glimpse into Floyd’s rich tapestry of life.

Remember, connection isn’t a destination – it’s a journey. So, set aside your camera, shed the role of a mere tourist, and allow Floyd to work its magic. Open your heart, embrace the narratives, and become an active participant in the creative energy pulsating through the town. Before you know it, you’ll no longer be visiting Floyd – you’ll be an integral part of its story.

Come discover your rhythm, paint your narrative, and immerse yourself in the vibrant fabric of Floyd, Virginia. The connections you forge will be the most cherished souvenirs of your journey.

The Expanded Floyd Farmer’s Market Is Open for 2022

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

The Floyd Farmer’s Market is now open for the season, with hours Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm and Thursdays 4:00pm – 8:00pm. The farmer’s market season generally runs from May through November.

It features fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, flowers, coffee and more. Participating vendors include: Bent Mountain Herbs, Bird and Hopper, Birkat Soap, Davis Crafty Pirates, Kester Clark, Minimal Gap Honey, Rivenwood, Sparkling Wildflower, Turner Family Farms and Waterbear Farm.

The Floyd Community Market is a 3,000 square-foot timber frame multi-use pavilion located in the center of town. It opened in 2010.

New Years Eve @Dogtown Roadhouse

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

The Music Road Company and The Kind will be performing at the Dogtown Roadhouse New Year’s Eve Party. The party starts at 8pm.

For complete details go to their website dogtownroadhouse.com.

FloydFest 2019 Announces Lineup

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

FloydFest has announced the dates and lineup for next summer. The music festival will be scheduled July 24th through 28th. Headliners will include: The String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Bandi Carlile, and more.

For a complete list and other details for next years music festival can be found on their website Floydfest.com

New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance @Floyd Country Store

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Bluegrass and old-time music band, Five Mile Mountain Road, will be performing at the annual New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at the Floyd Country Store on December 31st at 6pm.

With front man Billy Hurt sawing the fiddle, Five Mile Mountain Road is known throughout the region for superb dance tunes and world-class instrumentation. Seth Boyd (banjo & guitar), Brennen Ernst (guitar & banjo), and Steven Dowdy (upright bass) round out the group’s lineup.


World Beat Dance Party @Dogtown Roadhouse

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The Dogtown Roadhouse and The Sun Music Hall will host the World Beat Dance Party with Land of Joy on Friday, December 21st at 8pm.

Featuring Nii Anang and Land of Joy, and DJ Mediator. There will also be a drum performance by the Drum School class.

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Flatt Lonesome to Perform at Floyd Country Store

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Bluegrass band Flatt Lonesome will perform at the Floyd Country Store on Saturday, December 8th at 7:30 pm.

Stellar picking and heartfelt songs centered around beautiful sibling harmony have made Flatt Lonesome a hit among bluegrass fans both young and old and their vibrant, youthful spirit with careful respect towards tradition has earned the praise of peers twice their age.

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Sustain Floyd Hosts Film Viewing @Floyd Country Store

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Sustain Floyd will host a film viewing at the Floyd Country Store on Thursday, Dec 13th at 6pm. There will be a potluck meal.

The film Tapped is about the bottled water industry:

We have been long supporters of reusable bottles. It keeps unnecessary plastic out of the landfill, reduces the need for bottles to be made, and it lowers the economic personal cost of constantly buying them.

Tapped is all about the bottled water industry and how it impacts small towns, personal expense, and all to benefit the corporate owners. It also addresses the question of privatization of water–a resource that most of us consider to be a community asset that we can expect access to.

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Free HIV/STI Testing @Jessie Peterman Library

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

On Wednesday, January 23rd, the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library offers free HIV/STI testing the 4th Wednesday of each month. The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once. Also offering testing for Hepatitis B & C. Counseling services also available.

The testing will be available from 3pm to 5pm.

Music & Movie in the Park – July 6th

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Steph Custer & The Papa Tom Band

Steph Custer & The Papa Tom Band

Bring the whole family for to enjoy music and movie in the Warren G Lineberry Park.  

The evening will feature two musical groups. Carrie Hinkley & Waiting to Exhale starting at 6pm, then followed by Seth Custer & the Papa Tom Band at 7:15.

The evening will conclude with the movie ‘Fantasic Beasts’

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