FLOYD, Va. (WFXR)– This weekend, history is coming alive at Floyd’s Living Traditions Festival. The town is known for its Bluegrass and Old-time music, but now the Floyd Center for the Arts is teaming up with the Floyd Country Store’s Handmade Music School to celebrate the lively arts scene.
“It was our dream to celebrate the folk and traditional craft and arts that are certainly part of Floyd’s past, but they are also living today,” said Center President, Kerry Ackerson. “So we hope to celebrate that with an exhibition of the old that will be inside our building and demonstrations that will be outside.”
On Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the festival will take art lovers through an evening of live music, and demonstrations of Floyd traditions. This includes quilting, spinning, instrument making, weaving, blacksmithing, and more.
Along with traditional crafts, local music and dance exhibitions, dedicated to highlighting Old Time music traditions, will be curated by the music school.
“The Handmade Music School strives to cultivate and strengthen community through experiences in music, dance, art, and food rooted in our Appalachian traditions, and this event captures and demonstrates so many of the opportunities Floyd has to offer,” said Dylan Locke of the Floyd Country Store’s Handmade Music School.
If you are thinking of bringing your little ones, children can participate in the creative hands-on activities. There will be a beer garden, and several vendors displaying their unique creations.
For more information, visit the Floyd Center for the Arts website.