Archive for July 2012

76th Annual August 8 – 13, 2011 World’s oldest and largest Old Fiddlers’ Convention.

It’s that time of year again when the sweet sound of music resonates throughout the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Galax, VA.  The 76th Annual week long performances and competition starts today at Felts Park.  After a fun day in the park we, suggest a short stay at the  Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Break j  We even direct you to the shortcuts to avoid travel.   Just ask!



Important Dates & Schedule Of Events

  • Thursday, July 15, 2011 – Registration Deadline – All registration forms must be postmarked by this date.

  • Sunday, August 7, 2011, 7:00 AM – Felts Park Campground Opens.  (No walk in campers until 4:00 PM).

  • Monday, August 8, 2011, 2:30 – 4:30 PM – Registration for Fiddlers’ Youth Competition

  • Monday, August 8, 2011, 5:30 PM – Fiddlers’ Youth Competition

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 6:00 PM – Old Time Fiddle, Dobro, and Mandolin Competitions

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 6:00 PM – Bluegrass Fiddle, Dulcimer, and Bluegrass Banjo Competitions

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011, 6:00 PM – Clawhammer Banjo, Autoharp, and Guitar Competitions

  • Friday, August 12, 2011, 6:00 PM – Old Time Band and Bluegrass Band Competitions

  • Saturday, August 13, 2011, 12:00 PM – Folk Song and Flatfoot Dance Competitions

  • Saturday, August 13, 2011, 6:00 PM – Bluegrass Band and Old Time Band Competitions

  • Sunday, August 14, 2011, Early AM hours – Winners Announced

  • Sunday, August 14, 2011 – 11:00 AM – All campers and vendors must be out of the park.  See ya next year!

Anniversary/Birthday Package

How about doing something really special and memorable for your next anniversary? Come celebrate your special day with a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Southwest Virginia. You’ll enjoy two nights of relaxing accommodations and two great country breakfasts. We’ll then spoil you with dinner for two at one of our fantastic local restaurants, your choice of a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers from  or a decadent cake for two, and a bottle of wine of your choice from one of our award-winning local wineries.

Please call for more information.

FloydFest July 27-29, 2012

FloydFest voted Best Large Music Venue in Southwestern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine! For those of you that are music lovers, this event is a must see event.  The lineup of performers is absolutely incredible.

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas ~ Michael Franti & Spearhead ~ Jackson Browne ~ Brandi Carlile ~ SOJA ~ Leftover Salmon ~ Drive-By Truckers ~ Matisyahu ~ Dawes ~ Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers ~ Ozomatli ~ Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder ~ Sam Bush Band ~ Galactic featuring Corey Glover ~ Punch Brothers ~ Gary Clark Jr ~ ALO ~ Conspirator ~ Garage A Trois ~ Toubab Krewe ~ Darrell Scott Trio ~ Anders Osborne ~ Drew Emmitt Band ~ Orgone ~ Marco Benevento ~ The Dead Kenny G’s ~ David Wax Museum ~ Locos Por Juana ~ Sara Watkins ~ Big Tony & Trouble Funk ~ The Mighty Wonders ~ MarchFourth Marching Band ~  The Pedrito Martinez Group ~ Steep Canyon Rangers ~ Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band ~ Gregory Alan Isakov ~ The Rogues ~ Hoots & Hellmouth ~ Jonathan Wilson ~ ArtOfficial ~ American Dumpster ~ Yarn ~ American Aquarium ~ Jonathan C Ward ~ Josh Panda and the Hot Damned ~ Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun Quartet ~ Ivy League Hillbillies ~ Ha Ha Tonka ~ Love Canon String Band ~ Big Daddy Love ~ The Mantras ~ L Shape Lot ~ Kings of Belmont ~ Leathal Matter ~ Dot Dot Dash ~ Backstep ~ The Situationist ~ Drum Call Ensemble ~ Fire in the Belly ~ Juggle This! ~ Peter Irish ~ Sideshow Bennie ~ James David ~ Poe Mack Tapas Stage ~Rayna Gellert and Andrew Heller ~ The Trapeze Show ~ Allison Keys ~ Molasses Creek ~ Carbon Jam ~ Becki the Balloon Lady ~ Miss Behavin ~ drumSTRONG ~ Barefoot Movement ~ Blue Ridge Sweethearts ~ Boston Boys ~ Cheick Hamala Diabate ~ Danny Knicely with Special Guests ~ Doug and Telisha Williams ~ Elizabeth Laprelle ~ Hot Licks from the Crooked Road ~ Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven ~ Scott Miller ~ Wayne Henderson and Friends ~ Whitetop Mountain Band!

FloydFest, long known as a family-friendly four days, has a toddlers’ playground, art workshops, a Taekwondo clinic, a drumming workshop and talented young performers in its “children’s universe.”

The festival features a “Teen Scene Lounge” for older kids, including meditation, African drumming, an open mic creativity showcase and talking sessions. The “Healing Arts Village” includes yoga, massage and hammocks.

For those of you that would like a bed Blue Ridge Manor is offering last minute deals for this weekend.  Make your reservations early for best selection.  Check out “Last Minute Deals” for This weekends special pricing located on our home page.

Black Dog Wine and Music Festival ~ Chateau Morrisette July 14, 2012

Saturday, July 14 – Black Dog Wine & Music Festival

The Black Dog Wine & Music Festivals gathers  folks from near and far. The field becomes a big party of music lovers, sun chairs, barefoot dancing and frivolity. Why not join Chateau Morrisette on Saturday, July 14, 2012 for amazing new bands, a variety of vendors for shopping, fun foods, lots of vino and sassy sangria! Admission includes music, winery tour, tastings and souvenir wine glass. Tickets are $25.  11 am to 5 pm.  We would like to invite you to join us at Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast for  your weekend lodging needs.  We are an offical lodging partner with Chateau Morrisette.  Located only 4 miles south from milepost 193 just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  For more information and to purchase tickets contact Chateau Morrisette.


The Black Lillies  11am-1:00 pm Mountain Heart 2-5 pm  The Black Lillies  11am-1:00 pm 

Mountain Heart 2-5 pm 

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4th of July Parade


Full week of activities planned around July 4th Holiday in Downtown Mount Airy.

July 4th is quickly approaching and a full schedule of events are being planned for Downtown Mt Airy to commemorate Independence Day! There will be family friendly events all day Downtown including pony rides, petting zoo, bounce house, slide, and face painting. Balloons will be provided by Mr Poketto the clown. Parade will start at 11:00 am.  Donna Fargo will be the Grand Marshall for the 2012 Parade.Grand Marshall of 4th of July Mount Airy Parade