Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

Jeffrey Scott at the 2012 Festival The fastest barking dog wins the treeing contest. Roy Johnson at the 2012 Festival
Jeffrey Scott at the 2012 Festival
Venue
Ferrum College Campus
Address
20 Museum Drive
Ferrum, VA 24088
Region Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality Franklin County
Date(s)/Time:
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Phone: (540) 365-4416
Front Desk: (540) 365-4412
Fax: (540) 365-4419
Email bri@ferrum.edu
Website www.blueridgeinstitute.org
Website www.blueridgefolklifefestival.com

Looking for real roots? With three music stages, two dozen country foods, 50+ craftspeople, vintage farm tractors, hundreds of custom cars, draft horse and coon dog contests, sheep herding demos, and old-time children’s games, Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Folklife Festival celebrates western Virginia's folkways and rural life.

All the famed Blue Ridge music styles are here--bluegrass, ballads, blues, gospel, and string band music. The crafts area is alive with tradition as the festival artisans demonstrate longstanding handskills learned from family and neighbors. Beside a working still moonshiners and revenuers swap stories of their cat-and-mouse games.

Called "thoroughly authentic" by the New York Times, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival offers an unmatched day of rural entertainment and heritage.



Admission Fee: Adults $10.00; Children/Seniors - $5.00

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Last Updated: 12/13/2013 2:52 PM
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