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Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

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Ferrum College

Phone: 540-365-4441
20 Museum Dr
Ferrum, VA 24088
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Looking for real roots? Now in its 40th year, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival brings together old-time string bands, bluegrass bands, blues singers, ballad singers, gospel singers, rockabilly bands, flat pickers, and flatfooters for a celebration of the Blue Ridge region’s musical heritage. Add to that a host of instrument makers, knife makers, cooks, moonshiners, quilters, leatherworkers, slingshot masters, doll makers, stone masons, sheep herders, log hewers, pulling horses, basket makers, coon dogs, rug braiders, coppersmiths, blacksmiths, hot rodders, stock car racers, weavers, wheat threshers, molasses makers, taletellers, and jumping mules, and you have a folk experience unlike any other. Four performance stages, 50 Blue Ridge craftspeople, working animal contests, kids’ games, two dozen country foods straight from family recipes make the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival the largest showcase of western Virginia traditions. The New York Times has called it "thoroughly authentic." You'll call it "amazing."


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