Event Schedule

Activities and performances run all day except where times are noted.

MUSIC

Blue Ridge Music Styles Stage–At the Farm Museum on the South Side of Route 40

  • Jimmy CostaA Great West Virginia Music Collector Performing on Banjo and Dulcimer  (10:00 and 2:00)
  • Jeffrey Scott—Crisp Blues Picking and Singing in Virginia’s Piedmont style (10:30 and 12:00)
  • The New North Carolina Ramblers—Tunes and Songs in the Style of 1920s Greats Charlie Poole and Posey Rorrer (11:00 and 3:30)
  • Trish Fore & the Carroll County Wildcats—Fine Old-Time String Band Music From the Wilds of Carroll County, of Course (11:30)
  • Old-Time Harp Players:  A Harmonica Masters Workshop—Featuring Herman Martin, Glen Zuhlke, Paul Hiatt, Eddie Ogle, Thomas Taylor, and Roby Castle (12:30)
  • The Jeff Little Trio—Hot Old-Time, Rockabilly, and Boogie-Woogie Piano (2:30)
  • The Dry Hill Draggers (Performance and Dance)—Franklin County’s Favorite Old-Time Dance Band (4:00)

Blue Ridge String Band Stage–In the Bowl Above Adams Lake

  • The South Carolina Broadcasters–Tight-Harmonied Songs Combined With Tight-Stringed Old-Time Drive (10:00 and 3:30)
  • Stevie Barr & the Mastertones—Solid Proof There’s Bluegrass Magic in the Water Around Galax (10:30 and 2:30)
  • On the Road With Bill Monroe:  Former Blue Grass Boys Trading Tales and Tunes—Featuring Arnold Terry, Bobby Atkins, Billy Baker, Dewey Farmer, Roger Gray, R. C. Harris, Jack Hicks, Doug Hutchens, and Buddy Pendleton (Tales at 11:00; Music at 1:00)
  • Wayne Henderson & Friends—Legendary Hot Picking and Fine Old-Time Songs (12:30 and 3:00)
  • The Dixie Bluegrass Boys–Jerry Steinberg Leading a Top-Notch Blue Ridge Bluegrass Ensemble (1:00, 2:00, and 4:30)
  • The Gerald Anderson Band—Sweet Old-Time Songs and Tunes From Southwest Virginia (1:30 and 4:00)

Blue Ridge Gospel Stage–In the Bowl Below Adams Lake

  • The True Life Travelers–Rich Bluegrass Gospel (10:00 and 4:30)
  • The Moose Family Singers—Gospel Harmonies Guaranteed To Give You Chills (10:30 and 2:00)
  • The Ferrum Four–Moving Bluegrass With a Hint of That Stanley Brothers Sound   (11:00 and 2:30)
  • Larnell Starkey & the Spiritual SevenHard-Driving Praise-the-Lord African-American Gospel (11:30)
  • The Glorylanders–An A Cappella Quartet Carrying on Virginia’s Famous African American Four-Part Harmony Tradition (12:30 and 3:00)
  • The Shelton Brothers–Spirited Bluegrass Gospel From Southside Virginia    (1:00 and 4:00)
  • The Holy Trinity Male Chorus–Fine Old-Style Gospel Singing From Franklin County    (1:30 and 3:30)
  • The Moose Family Singers—Gospel Harmonies Guaranteed To Give You Chills (12:00 and 3:30)

Music Workshops

  • Old-Time Harp Players:  A Harmonica Masters Workshop—Featuring Herman Martin, Glen Zuhlke, Paul Hiatt, Eddie Ogle, Thomas Taylor, and Roby Castle (12:30)
  • On the Road With Bill Monroe:  Former Blue Grass Boys Trading Tales and Tunes—Featuring Arnold Terry, Bobby Atkins, Billy Baker, Dewey Farmer, Roger Gray, R. C. Harris, Jack Hicks, Doug Hutchens, and Buddy Pendleton (Tales at 11:00; Music at 1:00)

HORSE & DOG EVENTS

  • Virginia State Championship Coon Mule Jumping Contest—Blue Ridge Farm Museum (12:30)
  • Mule Pulling Contest—Blue Ridge Farm Museum (10:00)
  • Horse Pulling Contest—Blue Ridge Farm Museum (1:00)
  • Sheep Herding—Blue Ridge Farm Museum (10:00, 2:00, 4:00)
  • Coon Dog Bench Show—Beside Adams Lake (10:00)
  • Coon Dog Treeing Contest—Beside Adams Lake (12:00)
  • Coon Dog Water Race—Adams Lake (1:30)
  • Plowing Demonstrations–Blue Ridge Farm Museum (TBA)

ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE ACTIVITIES

  • Corn Meal Grinding—Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Antique Engines and Tractors–Below Adams Lake
  • Wheat Threshing and Hay Bailing Demonstrations–Below Adams Lake (10:30, 12:30, 2:30)
  • Corn Shredding Demonstrations—Below Adams Lake
  • Rock Crushing Demonstrations—Below Adams Lake (11:30, 1:30, 3:30)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITIONS

  • Moonshine Still—Beside Creek at Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Moonshiners, Drivers & Revenuers Storytelling Sessions—Beside Creek at Blue Ridge Farm Museum (1:00-3:00)
  • Slingshot Masters–Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Heritage Canning Display and Discussion–Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building Classroom
  • “Crooked Road Royalty” and “Crooked Road Music Styles” Exhibitions–Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building Galleries
  • Crafts (Outside)—Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Crafts (Inside)—YMCA-Ferrum College on Wiley Drive
  • Foods—Blue Ridge Farm Museum, Adams Lake Field, Beside Ferrum College Fitness Center, and Along Wiley Drive
  • Molasses and Apple Butter Making—Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Children’s Games—Bowl Above Adams Lake on Wiley Drive (10:00-4:00). Visit Games Area for Schedule of Individual Games. (The Children’s Games Are Coordinated by the Ferrum College Recreation and Leisure Program.)
  • Car Culture & Show Area—Field Just West of Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building
  • Ferrum College Alumni Social Area—Tent Below Adams Lake Beside the Information Kiosk (11:00 to 3:30).  See Alumni Schedule Page for Alumni Breakfast and Ticket Packages.

Check back for further schedule updates.  Last minute changes to the schedule will be noted in the festival program booklet or on the festival grounds.  For more information:  540-365-4412 or bri@ferrum.edu.  Order advance tickets at 540-365-4412.

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