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Celebrations Galore!  If you haven't attended a Festival in this region, you are missing out.  Food, brew, wine, music, art, crafts, river and trails Festivals are the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We celebrate life with Festivals.  Come join the fun this year.  Bigger names, bolder brews and more music than ever!


April 24, 2014 ~ The Palisades Restaurant kicks off a whole new way to party with Late Night Stage, every LAST Thursday of the month! Check out the Palisades website for WAY more exciting music dates in 2014!

April 25, 2014 ~ Friday Night Jamboree at The Floyd Country Store, 6:30pm.

The Floyd Country store was constructed around 1910, and has been an important part of the community ever since.

The Jamboree starts every Friday at 6:30pm with an hour of bluegrass gospel music. At 7:30pm, dancers hit the floor, flatfooting and clogging to the music of regional Bluegrass or Old-Time bands. The music and dancing continues until at least 10:30pm, with an occasional two-step, square dance, or waltz thrown in for fun.

If the crowd is willing, at 10:30pm we'll round up one of the jamming groups that can be found picking outside or upstairs in the store, and they will play for the crowd until around 11:30pm.

Admission is only $5. For more information, directions, and upcoming events (like our old-time variety Floyd Radio Show! , visit our website and bring a smile down to the Jamboree!

April 25, 2014 ~ "WineDown" Friday at Draper Mercantile, 5:00p

Finish your work week off with some WineDown time at Draper Merc. Come enjoy live music, appetizers and our chef’s inspired choice of entrees.  We also feature a large selection of Virginia wines and craft beer.  A great place to unwind on a Friday night.

There's always somethin' happenin' at the Draper Mercantile, 3054 Greenbriar Rd Draper VA 24324.

SML Rock & BBQ 2014

April 26, 2014 ~ Rockin' Brews and BBQ's at Smith Mountain Lake, 11am-6pm, 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta VA 24121

Start your Spring with the new Smith Mountain Lake Rockin' Brews and BBQs! Wander among the tents with tasty BBQ and rockin' music. A variety of barbecue will be served from "Carolina to Kansas City" and everything in between.

Live Music and Activities, including the YMCA's huge inflatable play area for kids, a local magician and a 'Rockin' Cornhole Tournament.

Admission is $5. Children 12 and under free.

Check out our SML 2014 Event Schedule at our website here.

April 28, 2014 ~ Radford Fiddle & Banjo Jam 7:00-10:00p at River City Grill, 103 Third Avenue, Radford VA 24141

Join us "almost every" Monday in 2014 for a Bluegrass Jam Session at the River City Grill. Bring an instrument or just enjoy the sounds of Bluegrass and Old-Time Mountain Music played by local musicians. Get a true taste of real American Music at the Grill! A large crowd gathers every Monday so get your table early and be ready to make new friends.

See the Rad Fiddle & Banjo Jam website for more details and dates or send an email to

Check out River City Grill for our Menu, Op Hours and Beer & Wine List. See you HERE for a fun and relaxing atmosphere!

More on our Wine page

April 25-27, 2014 ~ The Black Dog Mountain Adventure Weekend at Chateau Morrisette

This Adventure Weekend offers guests a la carte activites to include guided hiking, horseback riding through the vineyard, skeet and trap shooting with professionals, fly fishing demonstrations, and more.

Wine receptions, special game dinners and educational exhibits are also included in this interactive, fun-filled weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Visit our website for a complete Adventure Roster.

Get out There! Get out Here!

Admission Fee: Guests pay only for desired activities

April 26, 2014 ~ Bloom Fest at Foggy Ridge Cider!

There's nothing more beautiful than a mountain apple orchard in bloom. Visit Foggy Ridge Cider's spring orchard and enjoy a special tasting of our 2012 and 2013 ciders.

Taste the Difference a Season makes!

$8 Special Tastings

Foggy Ridge Cider ~ 1328 Pineview Road ~ Dugspur VA 24325

Cider Time 2014

Center for the Arts at VA Tech

2014 ~ Center for the Arts at VA Tech presents the Exhibition of Landscape: Another Dimension

Featuring four distinct artists: Abstract paintings in oil on birch panel with acrylic, charcoal, graphite and Prismacolor pencil by local artist Joni Pienkowski, hyperrealist paintings using house paint and acrylics on house wrap by New York-based artist Adam Cvijanovic, fusions of painting and filmmaking by Dutch artist Jacco Olivier, and a five-channel video installation by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima.

Venues are the Ruth C. Horton Gallery, Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery, Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery, Cube. Address: 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg VA 24061

For more information on this spectacular Exhibition please visit the Center for the Arts at VA Tech website.

Mountain Lake Lodge Events


Whether you like to photograph the serene Spring Mountains, savor our elite culinary fare, or gather family and friends for good times, Mountain Lake Lodge has everything you desire for a truly memorable highland destination.

Visit us at Mountain Lake Lodge. We look forward to seeing you!

Mtn Lake!




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