Event Schedule2021-10-19T21:24:48+00:00

Event Schedule

All Music Stages Run 10:00 – 5:00

Farm Stage

(Across Route 40 at the Blue Ridge Farm Museum)

Announcers: Emily Blankenship-Tucker, Gregg Kimball

  • Jeffrey Scott – Piedmont-Style Blues Picker & Singer (Farm Stage: 10:00)
  • Stevie Barr Band Galax Sound in Old-Time & Bluegrass (Farm Stage: 10:30)
  • WORKSHOP:  Ballad Workshop Featuring Bobby McMillon &
    Rick Ward (Farm Stage 11:00-12:00)
  • Costa & Lloyd — Old-Time Songs, Tales, & Outright Lies (Farm Stage 12:00)
  • New North Carolina Ramblers – Charlie Poole-Style Songs & Tunes (Farm Stage: 12:30)
  • Stevie Barr Band Galax Sound in Old-Time & Bluegrass (Farm Stage: 1:00)
  • WORKSHOP:  Ballad Workshop Featuring Bobby McMillon &
    Rick Ward (Farm Stage 1:30-2:30)
  • New North Carolina Ramblers—Charlie Poole-Style Songs & Tunes (Farm Stage: 2:30)
  • Jeffrey Scott – Piedmont-Style Blues Picker & Singer (Farm Stage: 3:00)
  • Costa & Lloyd — Old-Time Songs, Tales, & Outright Lies (Farm Stage 3:30)
  • Twin Creeks Stringband—Old-Time Dance Band (Farm Stage: 4:00-5:00)

String Band Stage

(Above Adams Lake)

Announcers: Jerry Steinberg, Kevin Donleavy

  • Jerry Steinberg and His Dixie Bluegrass Boys – Traditional Bluegrass Tunes (String Band Stage: 10:00)
  • New Ballard’s Branch Bog Trotters – Fine Old-Time Sound from Galax (String Band Stage: 10:30)
  • Jim Costa – Old-Time Songs & Stories (String Band Stage: 11:00)
  • Trish & The Blue Ridge Wildcats – Wild, Banjo-Pickin’ Librarian & Her Band of Book Readers (String Band Stage: 11:30)
  • The Blue Ridge Girls – Dynamic Trio with a Twist on Traditional Mountain Music (String Band Stage: 12:00)
  • Jerry Steinberg and His Dixie Bluegrass Boys – Traditional Bluegrass Tunes (String Band Stage: 12:30)
  • New Ballard’s Branch Bog Trotters – Fine Old-Time Sound from Galax (String Band Stage: 1:00)
  • Trish & The Blue Ridge Wildcats – Wild, Banjo-Pickin’ Librarian & Her Band of Book Readers (String Band Stage: 1:30)
  • Jim Costa – Old-Time Songs & Stories (String Band Stage: 2:00)
  • Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer – An Unforgettable Mountain Dance Music Sound From a High Energy Duo (String Band Stage: 2:30-3:30)
  • The Blue Ridge Girls – Dynamic Trio with a Twist on Traditional Mountain Music (String Band Stage: 3:30)
  • Slate Mountain Ramblers – Good Old-Time Patrick County Band (String Band Stage: 4:00-5:00)

Chapel Stage

(Inside of Vaughn Chapel)

Announcer: David Cannaday

  • Bishop M.L. Hardy & The Sons of Thunder – Powerhouse of Spirituals (Chapel Stage: 10:00)
  • Larnell Starkey & The Spiritual Seven – Full Throttle Gospel (Chapel Stage: 11:00)
  • The Family Five – Rich Gospel (Chapel Stage: 12:00)
  • The Joy Bells – Female A Capella Harmonies (Chapel Stage: 1:00)
  • Callands-Stone Gospel Singers – Family Powerhouse of Gospel (Chapel Stage: 2:00)
  • Fresh Wind Gospel Choir – Spirituals from Ferrum College Students (Chapel Stage: 3:00)

Horse, Mule, and Ox Events

Location: Blue Ridge Farm Museum

  • Team Horse and Mule Log Skidding (10:00am)
  • Ox Driving Demonstrations (11:00am)
  • Virginia State Championship Coon Mule Jumping Contest (12:30pm)
  • Horse Puling Contest (1:00pm)

Sheep herding

Location: Blue Ridge Farm Museum

  • Sheep Herding (10:00am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm)

Coon Dog Contests

Location: Lower end of Adams Lake

  • Open Grade Bench Show (10:00am)
  • Treeing Contest (Noon)
  • VA State Water Race (1:30pm)

ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE ACTIVITIES

  • Antique Engines and Tractors (Behind Adams Lake)
  • Wheat Threshing at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm (Antique Engines Area below Adams Lake)
  • Rock Crushing at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm (Antique Engines Area below Adams Lake)

Children’s Games 

10:00 – 4:00
Blue Ridge Farm Museum

Moonshine Activities 

Moonshine Tasting

Twin Creeks Distillery
Creekside at the Blue Ridge Farm Museum

Moonshiners’ Still

Creekside at Blue Ridge Farm Museum

Moonshiners’ Lore

Tales from Makers & Revenuers
Creekside at Blue Ridge Farm Museum (11:00)

Other Activities

  • Car Show – Field West of Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Visitors Center (Coordinated by the Outlaw Cruisers Car Club of Franklin County)
  • Indoor Crafts – Ferrum Fitness Center – Wiley Drive
  • Outdoor Crafts – Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Canning Labels with Charlie Woods – Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building
  • Living History Demonstrations – Blue Ridge Farm Museum

Exhibits

Gallery Exhibitions located at Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Building

  • “Souvenirs of Virginia: Travelers’ Trinkets”
  • “Crooked Road Royalty: The Hill Billies, Stonemans, Carter Family, and Stanley Brothers”

FOOD OPTIONS

  • Blue Ridge Farm Museum, Stanley Library Parking Lot, Field Below Adams Lake, and Arboretum Near Vaughan Chapel
  • Beer Garden – Chaos Mountain Brewing Beside Ferrum Fitness Center

     

Alumni Hospitality Center

(11:00am-3:00pm)
Stanley Library Patio

ATM Locations

Blue Ridge Institute and Museum Back Porch
Ferrum Fitness Center

Ferrum College Admissions

Beside Information Booth Below Adam’s Lake

First Aid

Riddick Hall Parking Lot above Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Visitors Center

Information

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Visitors Center
Information Booth in Adams Lake Field

Restrooms

  • Below Adams Lake (East and West sides of Creek)
  • Behind Blue Ridge Institute & Museum Visitors Center
  • Blue Ridge Farm Museum
  • Beside Ferrum Fitness Center on Wiley Drive
  • Car Show area

Shuttles to Parking Areas

The Shuttle runs between the Riddick & Suzannah Wesley parking lot and the general parking area on the west side of campus. (Last shuttle runs at 6:00pm)

 

For More Information

540-365-4412 or bri@ferrum.edu.

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