Large crowds return to FloydFest as event concludes Sunday

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FLOYD, Va. (WFXR) — The popular music festival, FloydFest, returned to the border of Floyd and Patrick counties this year to reunite music lovers from all over.

The music festival one of the first events to be canceled last year due to the pandemic, but event organizers say they had a huge turnout this year.

WFXR News was told that 80 percent of those people who attended FloydFest this year were able to roll over their tickets from last year, which would have something to do with the large crowd.

Even the rain didn’t stand in the way of folks coming out to enjoy themselves.

We’re just really happy that friends and family can come back here. We say the phrase ‘FloydFest family’ a lot because a lot of people only see certain people when they come here to FloydFest,” said media director Brian Swenk. “So, the fact that we can all get back together and see music again and give each other hugs again and see smiles and see your favorite bands that really means the world to us.”

Swenk says they developed a pretty comprehensive COVID-19 plan, including backpack sprayers for sanitizing, cleaning regularly, and promoting personal hygiene practices.

The last day of FloydFest is Sunday, July 25.

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