Another Floyd County Video

From Doug Thompson, a fall tribute…

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Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

Adults – $10,  Senior Citizens (60 and Over) – $5,  Youth and Teens (6 – 15) – $5,  Children Under 6 – Free. 

Tickets are sold at the gates.  Advance tickets can be purchased with a credit card by phone (540.365.4412) or with a check by mail (Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, P. O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088).  Orders must be received in the festival offices by October 20th.  Tickets will be mailed to your address.

Special Ferrum College Alumni Packages are also available.  Click HERE for alumni information.


Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.

Rocky Knob Project Takes Root

After seven years of citizen input, organizing, and research, the long-awaited “Rocky Knob Project” has acquired land in the bi-county region near the Rocky Knob Recreation Area, around Parkway Milepost 170. The group of Board member volunteers from both Patrick and Floyd Counties will celebrate their recent purchase of a permanent location for the vision with the citizens who have helped make it happen. The public is invited to a Grand Opening Event to be held September 22, 2012, from 10 to 4 at the newly-acquired site.

Officially, the nonprofit organization keeping the effort afloat since then-Congressman Rick Boucher launched the idea in 2005, is called Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc. Construction of facilities to house the ultimate vision is a phased plan that will result in a Cultural Heritage Interpretive Center and Visitor Destination focusing on Floyd and Patrick Counties – their history, culture, natural history, and heritage – during the 20th Century.

Leaders envision a new, energy-efficient, multi-use facility tastefully visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, planned to be both an education/preservation center, as well as a gateway to the bi-county region’s existing cultural heritage sites of interest. The publicly-accessible facilities will begin, however, with a small information station and an official office location for the organization.

for more info… Rocky Knob Project Takes Root.