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The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountain communities in both Virginia and North Carolina have a long and storied history as an arts and culture destination. Traditional artisans practice their crafts to this day, while up and coming artists forge ahead in new techniques and cutting edge creativity. Read More
The Handmade Music School presents Blue Ridge Style with Mac Traynham and Andy Buckman on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:30pm EDT. This workshop will be held outdoors in the backyard of the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd, VA following COVID-19 guidelines. Cost is $30. This intermediate-level… Read More
Join us this Spring for the annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival, a multi-day festival celebrating the great outdoors, the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and our local trails with activities and adventures all weekend long! The festival kicks off Thursday, June 3rd, and runs through Saturday, June 6th. NC Trail… Read More
The Handmade Music School presents Old Time Rhythm Section: Building an Ensemble Sound with Character with Andrew Small and Ashlee Watkins on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:30pm EDT. This workshop will be held outdoors in the backyard of the Floyd Country Store in downtown Floyd, VA following… Read More
I remember a trip a few years ago (mid Oct 2012) where I was going to spend three days on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Driving south on the Parkway one night from Linville Falls area towards Mt. Mitchell, I pulled off at the Crabtree Meadows  Overlook (MP 340) and turned… Read More