The tiny town of Ferrum, Va. (home of the popular Ferrum College), hosts a myriad of wonderful activities and is only 45 minutes from the heart of Smith Mountain Lake. And you may want to make plans ahead for their Blue Ridge Folklife Festival in October. Next month you can take the family out to the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival and the Ferrum College Football Game all for one price.
The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 27th. Admission (which includes admission to the Ferrum College football game afterward) is $10 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. Parking is free.
The ballads and banjo tunes of the coal mines will be ringing across the Ferrum College campus at the 34th Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Saturday, October 27, 2007. The festival brings together musicians and moonshiners, craftspeople and cooks, hot rodders and horse handlers—in short, a host of folk artists and artisans in a celebration of Blue Ridge heritage. A major venue on the Crooked Road Music Trail, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is a family event like no other. On Route 40 in Ferrum. (540) 365-4416 for more information or visit their website at http://www.blueridgeinstitute.org/.
—The New York Times