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Events & Workshops

Homeschoolers’ Fall Harvest on the Farm is now full! You may still register to be put on a waiting list. Also, please note that we will offer another Homeschoolers’ event on November 29!

September 13, 2018

Have you ever thrown a tomahawk? The name “tomahawk” actually came into the English language in the 17th century as an adaptation of the Powhatan (Virginian Algonquian) word. Join us on the 1800’s farm as we experience all sorts of “hands on” activities! Kids will also learn to blacksmith, garden, take an oxen wagon ride, learn to sew, and have fun singing and dancing together! And yummy homemade apple cider will be a special treat for the homeschoolers.

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Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

October 27, 2018

For more than 40 years on the fourth Saturday of October, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival has brought together a host of musicians, moonshiners, craftspeople, cooks, motorheads, mule jumpers, horse pullers, coon dog racers, antique tractor buffs, and old-time gamers for a celebration of the rich heritage and traditions of the region.  Our festival participants are the real thing, sharing folk traditions that have been a part of their families and/or communities for years. Find more details here.

Homeschoolers’ Blue Ridge Holiday

November 29, 2018

Join us on the farm as we celebrate the holidays! Your children will be making popcorn and dried cranberry garlands and Christmas cards, caroling through campus, and shooting with a bow and arrow! Email bri@ferrum.edu for more information.  Registration begins October 1.