Event Schedule2022-10-21T15:47:42+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

  • Colby Helms & The Virginia Creepers – Unique Blend of Country & Original Tunes (Farm Stage: 10:00)
  • Jeffrey Scott – Piedmont-Style Blues Picker & Singer (Farm Stage: 10:30)
  • Orville Hicks – Legendary North Carolina Storyteller (Farm Stage: 11:00)
  • The Blue Ridge Girls – Dynamic Trio with a twist on Traditional Music (Farm Stage: 11:30)
  • New North Carolina Ramblers – Charlie Poole-Style Songs & Tunes (Farm Stage: 12:00)
  • Colby Helms & The Virginia Creepers – Unique Blend of Country & Original Tunes (Farm Stage: 12:30)
  • The Carter Family Style – Darren Moore with Wayne and Margaret Martin (Farm Stage: 1:00)
  • Jeffrey Scott – Piedmont-Style Blues Picker & Singer (Farm Stage: 1:30)
  • Orville Hicks – Legendary North Carolina Storyteller (Farm Stage: 2:00)
  • The Carter Family Style – Darren Moore with Wayne and Margaret Martin (Farm Stage: 2:30)
  • The Blue Ridge Girls – Dynamic Trio with a twist on Traditional Music (Farm Stage: 3:00)
  • New North Carolina Ramblers—Charlie Poole-Style Songs & Tunes (Farm Stage: 3:30)
  • Twin Creeks Stringband—Old-Time Dance Band (Farm Stage: 4:00-5:00)

String Band Stage

(Above Adams Lake)

Announcers: Dale Morris, Kevin Donleavy

  • The Guard – Traditional Bluegrass Tunes (String Band Stage: 10:00)
  • Wolfe Brothers – A Stingband Institution (String Band Stage: 10:30)
  • Wayne Henderson & Friends – Old-Time Songs & Hot Pickin’ (String Band Stage: 11:00)
  • Cabin Creek Boys – Old-Time Hillbilly Music (String Band Stage: 11:30)
  • Trish Fore & The Wildcats – Wild, Banjo-Pickin’ Librarian & Her Band of Book Readers (String Band Stage: 12:00)
  • The Guard – Traditional Bluegrass Tunes (String Band Stage: 12:30)
  • Trish Fore & The Wildcats – Wild, Banjo-Pickin’ Librarian & Her Band of Book Readers (String Band Stage: 1:00)
  • Cabin Creek Boys – Old-Time Hillbilly Music (String Band Stage: 1:30)
  • Wayne Henderson & Friends – Old-Time Songs & Hot Pickin’ (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)
  • Wolfe Brothers – A Stingband Institution (String Band Stage: 3:30)
  • Gap Civil – Old-Time Dance Band from the VA/NC Blue Ridge Mountains (String Band Stage: 4:00-5:00)

Chapel Stage

(Inside of Vaughn Chapel)

Announcer: John Mitchel, David Cannaday

  • Tom Cook & Company – Uplifting Spirituals (Chapel Stage: 10:00-11:00)
  • Vicky Wilson and Divine Host – Inspirational, Soulful Tunes (Chapel Stage: 11:00-12:00)
  • Larnell Starkey & The Spiritual Seven – Full Throttle Gospel (Chapel Stage: 12:00-1:00)
  • Perkins and Envision – Powerful NC Quartet (Chapel Stage: 1:00-2:00)
  • EnVue – Energetic Trio of Spirituals (Chapel Stage: 2:00-3:00)
  • Bishop ML Hardy & The Family – Powerhouse of Gospel (Chapel Stage: 3:00-4:00)

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Stage

Announcer: Jim Lloyd

  • JAM Band (JAM Stage: 10:00-10:30)
  • Newfound Gap (JAM Stage: 10:45-11:30)
  • Asa Nelson (JAM Stage: 11:45-12:30)
  • Fiddlin Red and the Bluegrass Harvesters (JAM Stage: 12:45-1:30)
  • Hazy Mountain String Band (JAM Stage: 1:45-2:30)
  • Special Guests (JAM Stage: 2:30-2:45)
  • Trakas, Moore & Jenkins (JAM Stage: 3:00-4:00)

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

5 Mile Mountain Distillery
Twin Creeks Distillery
Rooster Rise-N-Shine Distillery
Creekside at Blue Ridge Farm Museum

Moonshiners’ Still

Creekside at Blue Ridge Farm Museum

Moonshiners’ Lore

Tales from Makers (11:00 & 2:00)
Book Signing by Henry Lee Law (1:00)
Creekside at Blue Ridge Farm Museum 

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

  • Food Court Across from Chapel
    • Fried Fish Dinner – True Friends of Truevine
    • Fried Apple Pies – Our Kitchen Caterers
  • Below Adams Lake (Creekside)
    • Vegetable Soup, Drinks – Redeeming Life Pentecostal Holiness Church
    • Pork BBQ, Roasted Peanuts, Lemonade – BBQ Man
  • Outside Ferrum Fitness Center
    • Desserts and Pepsi Products – Aladdin Foods
  • Main Library Parking Lot
    • Honey – Wyatt Family
    • Pork Rinds & Hot Apple Cider – Meador Family
    • Ice Cream & Cornbread – Bolt Milling
  • Blue Ridge Farm Museum
    • Apple Butter – Cedar Bluff Church of the Brethren
    • Coffee and Desserts – Chantal Coffee Co.
    • Brunswick Stew, Pulled Chicken, and Sides – Buddy’s BBQ

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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