Canoe and Kayak the Little River in Floyd Virginia

The 3rd annual Little River Run is set for Saturday June 16th.

It all started with a passion for canoeing and the desire to raise money for charities. The Little River is an underutilized resource in Floyd County and having a blue event only makes sense for canoe/kayak enthusiasts, local businesses and charitable organizations.During the past 3 years, the Little River Run has quietly gone on in Floyd County but this year we are planning a much bigger, more enjoyable event.

Daniel Sowers of On the Water in Floyd and Luis Garcia of FLOYD VIRGINIA Publication are the organizers of the Little River Run. Last year around 35 people floated the 5 mile course. Daniel operates a canoe outpost on Thunderstruck and has leased the end point property on Sowers Mill Dam. We are planning on having a couple of vendors at the exit point and encourage paddlers to enjoy the river and have fun.

Registration will be from 10am – 11am with a 15 minute mandatory safety briefing at 11am. Paddlers will use the buddy system to leave cars at the exit point right after the briefing. All paddlers will enter the water at 12 noon. The entire run should last around 3 hours depending on how many times you stop along the route. The entry fee is $10 per vessel. If you decide to fish have a proper Virginia license. All paddlers must have an approved life preserver and all garbage must be self contained and taken with you. No alcohol permitted during the event.
Details at or call 540-320-1045

5th Annual Floyd County High School Alumni Games

4/7/2012 – 5th Annual FCHS Alumni Games **
Come be part of the fun at Floyd County High School on Saturday, April 7th to help raise awareness for Pediatric Cancer and raise some money for the Joshua Cantrell Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits FCHS graduating seniors, and also the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Click here to register. is an organization setup to assist families of children in the Floyd, Virginia community fighting cancer.  The website originated with two little boys in Floyd County, both fighting malignant brain tumors.  Chance Harman (4 yrs old) and Joshua Cantrell (3 yrs old) began their journeys in December 2006.  In April 2007, we added Kassidy Foster (12 yrs old) who fought bone cancer.

It is our goal to provide not only financial, but also emotional and spiritual support. Dollar for dollar your donations will be used by these children’s families for their medical and family expenses. Donations may be made in either child’s name or into the general fund which the families can access. is a program managed through Medical Charities of Floyd County, a non-profit organization established in Floyd County, Virginia.

General correspondence for can be sent to:
PO Box 50
Willis, VA 24380

Floyd County Arts and Crafts Festival

The weekend of October 1st -2nd – Floyd County Arts and Crafts Festival

Arts and Crafts Festival featuring over 160 vendors. The Floyd County Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend, October 1 -2, at Floyd County High School will give visitors opportunities to shop for bargains, browse through the unique handmade crafts, relax and enjoy entertainment, or sample food concessions.

Two-day arts and crafts festival with food vendors and a prestigious regional judged quilt show in the Floyd Elementary School adjoining the high school campus. Entertainment on Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m. (3,500 attendees expected)

Annual Floyd County Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend on the campus of Floyd County High School.

Hostesses from the Floyd County Woman’s Club will be located in the front entrance hall and lobby of the main building to answer visitors’ questions, to give information and directions, and to help visitors locate their favorite vendors. An integral part of the festival is a quilt show sponsored by the Old Church Gallery Quilters’ Guild. Quilters from Southwest Virginia and surrounding states entered more than 100 judged entries in last year’s show including contemporary and traditional quilts, wall-hangings, miniatures, and wearable art.

The Floyd County 4-H Clubs will provide food concessions throughout the weekend. Other food vendors will be located outside in the food court in front of the vocational wing and the library wing of the main high school building.

October 2 – 12 pm – 5 pm
Floyd Women’s Club Arts and Crafts Festival
Floyd County High School
Margaret Hubbard

The Floyd Harvest Festival and County Fair

See you again September 22nd 2012 at the Floyd County 4-H & Extension Office grounds on Fox Street!

Come enjoy the day’s festivities!!! There will be live music, vendors, displays and exhibits and lots of food! All activites, events, exhibits and displays will be held off of Fox Street in the Cooperative Extension parking area or in the extension offices. All exhibits entries will be received at the Extension Office on Fox Street  Friday, Sept 9th between 4 and 7pm.

More detail will be available the day of the event.

FOODS – VENDORS -EXHIBITORS:   Floyd County 4-H New River Kettle Corn Big Willie’s Pork ____,    Zachary Reynolds (baked goods) Farmers Supply New River Valley Master Gardeners Barbara VonClaparede (baked goods) Floyd Farm Bureau Women Marvin West (Dairy History) MajestaCare

The Floyd County Homecoming and Harvest Festival, featuring the County Fair, was created as an extension of the celebration of the County’s 175 years.  The first year was deemed a success and the fifth year is here. The name has been shortened to the Floyd County Harvest Festival and County Fair but the purpose remains the same.   The goal is to highlight Floyd’s agriculture, both past and present, to recognize our history and provide an opportunity for residents, visitors and family that have moved away to gather. The Festival will be held in the Town of Floyd this year.

Come enjoy the day’s festivities!!! There will be live music, vendors, displays and exhibits and lots of food! All activites, events, exhibits and displays will be held off of Fox Street in the Cooperative Extension parking area or in the extension offices.

Lots of Great Food All Day

Bootleg Barbeque, Jon Beegle servers up his famous Hickory Smoked Southern Style Chicken, Ribs and pulled Pork, Big Oak Chuckwagon, Applegate Hotdogs, Home-made Chili made from their own farm grown beef, Slaw and spiced apple cider, Buffalo Mt Concessions, Funnelcakes ,Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Nachos and Fries, Barbara Von Claparede, Fabulous Cakes, Cookies, Sweet Breads, and Home-made Jams and Jellies. Ready to eat and beautifully packaged to make great gifts.

Multiple Vendors and Exhibitors with unique crafts and skills

Special products display by Farmers Supply, The Farm Bureau Women with Local Produce and games for the kids, The Rotary Club will be selling their new “Floydopoly Game”, Mystic Lavender, Old time Tractors display, Master Gardeners, Educational Exhibit by Spikenard Farms on Bee Keeping, Kids Games and Activities, Teen “Ag Olympics”, Floyd Amateur Ham Radio Club, Jennifer Riggs Face Painting and Air Brush Tattooing, Zachary Reynolds Home-Made Cookies, John Riddle – Blacksmithing (Exhibitor & Vendor)

All participating County Fair Exhibits of crafts, canned goods, produce, flowers and flower arrangements(fresh and dried), and photography, and woodworking, sewing, quilting and more will be on public display, including the Blue Ribbon Winners!

2011 Livestock Schedule of Events

All Events Held at Livestock Arena (behind 4-H office)

10:00 Dairy Heifer Show

12:00 Blade/Electric Shearing Demonstrations— Farm Bureau Young Farmers Professional Sheep Shearer-Derrick Spangler

1:15 Ag Olympics – Farm Bureau Young Farmers (sign-up at 1:00)

2:30 Lamb Show:

Leadline (Special Award-Overall-$75) Sponsored by Lord Willin, Inc – Costume Showmanship: Senior- Intermediate-Junior- Novice- Non Owner – Classes According to Lamb Weights

Dawn Barnes at 745-9307
or email

1st Annual Bluegrass & BBQ Festival – Floyd Virginia

This Saturday, May 28 will be the 1st Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival right here in Floyd County Virginia. The site location is just six miles North-East of the stop light in town. You take 221N and merge onto Franklin Pike (681) and drive up to the festival location (you can’t miss it). The location of the festival is on 101 pristine acres of rolling hills with natural amphitheater settings and BIG VIEWS. I have to give a special shout-out to the LCF Group, David & Gaynell Larsen and Dee Wallace for making this festival and location possible. Before this there really was no other site venue in Floyd County to host events this big. They also have plans for all sort of festivities all made possible by Chantilly Farm. It truly is a perfect venue for outdoor events.

Chantilly Festival Farm – Festival at Chantilly Farm

The Bluegrass and BBQ Festival is shaping up to be an excellent event. They have something for the entire family like kite flying demonstrations, antique tractor show, local vendors, hayrides and a FREE GUITAR giveaway to one lucky patron. Some of the area’s best BBQ will be on site from Bootleg BBQ, Buffalo&More, and the Galax Smokehouse!!!

Roanoke Area Kite Club to Demonstrate at Bluegrass & BBQ Festival.

FREE GUITAR To Be Given Away at Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Antique Tractor Show to be Part of Bluegrass & BBQ Fest at Chantilly Farm

For ticket and additional event info visit Chantilly Festival Farm

The Blue Grass and BBQ at Chantilly Farm was a big hit – See you next year!