In the Area

There is always something going on in the area.  Below are a few of our favorites.  We even have a countywide events page with more events.

Check it out!  http://visitfloydva.com/events/

Blue Ridge Parkway

Enjoy a scenic drive with 40 miles of Parkway within its borders, Floyd County has the longest stretch of Parkway in Virginia. For maps and more information: BlueRidgeParkway.org

Mabry Mill

The most photographed spot on the Parkway Historic Grist Mill. Self-guided tours/exhibits on rural Appalachian life. BRP MilePost 176 For more information, visit the restaurant site.

Chateau Morrisette Winery

Tasting and Lunch – Open Year Round, Daily Winery tours and tastings, award-winning restaurant, special events. Visit their website.

Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve

Public access facilities include a small parking area and a steep 1 mile hiking trail to the summit. See web site for directions and more information. Widely recognized as one of Virginia’s greatest natural heritage treasures; home to 14 rare plant species, three invertebrate species and six natural communities that are also rare in Virginia.

Old Fiddlers Convention

Before the second weekend in August each year, lovers of country and mountain music leave their homes in time to be in Galax, VA for the Annual Old Fiddler’s Convention.  For some this means hundreds of miles of travel, while for others it will be a short trip from their nearby homes.  Most of these people don’t play music, and come just for the listening and renewing old acquaintances.  However, a few hundred come with their instruments to show their skill, and compete for the cash prizes which total thousands of dollars.   But most of them would come without the prizes being offered.  They want to see and be seen, and hear and be heard.  The instruments vary from mouth harps in pockets to bull fiddles strapped on top of cars.  Many of these musicians have played in most of the conventions since 1935, but this group is growing smaller by the year.  The Old Fiddler’s Convention was originated in the spring of 1935 when a few members of the then new Moose Lodge #733 needed something to raise funds and promote publicity.  In a newspaper item at the time it was stated that the Convention was dedicated to “Keeping alive the memories and sentiments of days gone by and make it possible for people of today to hear and enjoy the tunes of yesterday”.  The original purpose is held in the same regard today, and the sponsors feel that in some measure this purpose has been accomplished.

Red Hill General Store

Step back in time to shop at a local favorite.  For those supplies you might need or just to look around, check out their website.

Hillsville Annual Labor Day Flea Market

The Hillsville Flea Market consumes the entire town of Hillsville. Antique dealers, gun dealers and traders of all kinds make this one of the largest shows in the southeast. Hillsville expects to draw over 500,000 visitors this Labor Day weekend.  Vendors set up their tent shops down the streets, inside the massive VFW parking area, and throughout the surrounding fields affectionately named “Bowman” and “Hunley”. Surrounding the flea-market area are hundreds of yard sales. The Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show is a great place to find deals on antiques, furniture, vinyl records, books, baseball cards, coins, guns, comics, old pictures, army surplus, signs, clothes, gadgets, toys, knifes, collectables, tools, socks, and so much more. This event is sponsored by VFW Grover King Post 1115.The Flea Market begins on Friday and continues through Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Vendors can start selling at 8 am and most close up around 6 pm every day (Monday the market closes at 4 pm). To find a good parking spot and to avoid traffic it is best to get an early start. We have a list of recommended parking.The going rate for all day parking is around five dollars.

Floyd Fest

Music and Magic in the Mountains!  A 5-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia held at the end of July.   Bridging the gap between genres, generations and cultures, the festival features over 100 performers on 10 stages.  The 80-acre mountain plateau offers camping, a progressive ‘Global Village’ area of workshops and demonstrations, over 100 artisans and crafters.  Food offerings range from pulled-pork BBQ to hand-churned ice cream.  A comprehensive healing arts area, and a Children’s Universe, featuring stage performances geared toward children, puppetry, workshops, playground equipment and babysitting services are sure to excite.  The festival is located at Milepost 170.5 off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Rock Churches in Floyd

Visit website for directions. Constructed from native
stones from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the beautiful rock churches in Floyd are 
three of the six rock churches built in the first half of the 20th century under the 
leadership of Rev. Bob Childress. For a great read and to learn more about 
Rev. Bob Childress, The Man Who Moved A Mountain, by Richard C. Davids.

The Floyd Country Store

A renowned place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers, and cloggers who are carrying on the tradition of their families who’d pass the time playing music and dancing together. Everywhere they could, these folks would gather with their friends and families from their front porch to the neighbor’s kitchen.  Take a step back in time where you’ll find barrels of old-fashioned candy, old-timey toys and games, handmade pottery, all sorts of unique housewares and gifts, local books and CDs, and of course hard-wearing bib overalls, suspenders, and much more. If you get hungry, step up to our lunch counter for fresh homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, pies, cakes, ice cream, and more.

Chantilly Farm

Home of the annual Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, Floyd Auto Fair and other great events.

Floyd Yoga Jam

3 Day Music, Yoga, & Art Festival on 400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd County, VA on Labor Day Weekend.

The Town of Floyd Historic Walking Tour

Downtown Floyd, Virginia. 
Visit their website, or find brochures available at the Floyd County Chamber of 
Commerce Office, Floyd Country Store, Floyd Town Office and The Jacksonville 
Center for the Arts. A self-guided historic walking tour of the Town of Floyd, created 
by the Floyd County Historical Society, is fully described in the brochure: Floyd 
Historic Walking Tour: A Virginia Crossroads Town.

Golfing

Great Oaks Country Club — Route 221 N., Floyd, VA 24091 (540) 745-2189 Great Oaks is an exciting 18 hole regulation course located at the Great Oaks Country Club facility in Floyd, VA. From the longest tees it offers 6,437 yards of golf for a par of 72. The course was designed by Gene Hamm and opened in 1967. The course rating is 70.8 with a slope rating of 124. Great Oaks is a private non-equity golf course with a ‘Accompanied By Member’ guest policy.  The course contact is Tommy R. Ziglar, Golf Professional.

Olde Mill Golf Resort — 2258 Stone Mountain Road, Laurel Fork VA 24352 – 1.800.753.5005  There is a place where the breeze blows a little sweeter. The air is a little fresher. The sky is a little bluer. Folks are a little friendlier and at night, the stars shine a little brighter. That place is the resort community of Olde Mill. Located just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the pastoral hills of Southwest Virginia’s Carroll County, Olde Mill is the place you want to be – for a weekend, a season and for generations.

Primland  — 2000 Busted Rock Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120, Phone: 866-673-7802  The Highland Course is like no other. It winds its way through Primland’s mountain landscape, playing across ridge tops and over valleys, combining challenging golf with the breathtaking scenery at every turn. This exciting golf resort in Virginia is highly challenging and rewarding.

VisitFloydVa.com

for more fun and exciting things to do during your visit.