Wildwood Farms and General Store

Wildwood Farms is owned by Robert and Judy Bowman. It’s a family owned and operated business. We have had the daylily garden since 1999 and decided a General Store would be a great edition to our business. We had our grand opening on April 13, 2013. We built a quaint music venue in the General Store as a tribute to our Mom Ethel and our Step Dad George, whom we lost in 2012. They truly loved music. We offer music events on a weekly basis, on Saturdays and regularly scheduled live music sessions on the first and third Sunday of every month, as well as special event dates.

wildwoodfarmandstoreWe added “Mama’s Pantry” in October of 2013 and offer a selection of foods including bulk candy, country ham and side meat, Virginia canned jams, jellies, and preserves. We also offer gluten-free mixes and gluten-free foods. We have organic olive oil and organic chocolate, Virginia grown nuts, and a great selection of bulk dried beans. We are also able to create custom gift baskets for that special person or occasion. We offer a large selection of garden flags, matmates, and yard designs! We have a gypsy garden line that has become very popular with all ages! We will be offering plants and annuals in the spring, along with some garden vegetables. We are offering garden supplies, unique garden gifts, and home décor. We have locally made baskets, hand turned bowls, and jewelry.

We have a large selection of wind chimes, many are made in the USA. We also have some great skin care products such as shea butter that is made in the USA and cruelty free. We carry great lace products, called Heritage Lace, that is made in NC. We also carry Habersham candle products that are made in GA. We are looking forward to the spring and summer where we will have the daylily bloom season and regularly scheduled antique car CRUISE-IN’s with music for entertainment.

We grow around 2,000 varieties and typically offer around 600 varieties of daylilies on our price list every year. We have a pergola to rest from the hot summer sun, and we added a lovely patio when we built the store. It is a very comfortable place for one to relax or take a rest after browsing through the flowers. We envison the area being used for garden club meetings, lunches, etc. We also offer landscaping and mowing services year round. Open seven days a week!

Visit our website, www.wildwoodfarmsfloyd.com to check on events throughout the year.
Wildwood Farms • 2380 Floyd Highway South • Floyd, VA 24091 • 540-745-5155

The First Floyd Radio Show Starts This Saturday!

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 7:30 PM – The First Floyd Radio Show of the Season to Host The Crooked Road Ramblers, Janet Turner and Karen Collins.

THE FLOYD RADIO SHOW: Live from the heart of downtown Floyd Virginia! The second season of The Floyd Radio Show begins Saturday, September 8, 2012. Hosts Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle bring together a new variety show the second Saturday of every month. They write and perform original radio plays, comedy bits, ads, jingles, music and more. Each show features three of the area’s finest old-timey musical acts, from storytelling banjo players to flatpicking guitarists to hard-driving stringbands.

Guests for September’s show include The Crooked Road Ramblers, Janet Turner and Karen Collins. The Crooked Road Ramblers play traditional old-time dance music from Virginia and North Carolina. Band members include Kilby Spencer on fiddle, John Perry on guitar, Donald Hill on guitar and vocals and Karen Carr on bass and vocals. Floyd native Janet Turner carries on the local tradition of gospel singing. Her strong clear voice and accompaniment with autoharp bring old time gospel music alive. Country singer and coal miner’s daughter, Karen Collins writes exceptional songs that she delivers in a traditional style—Hazel Dickens meets Loretta Lynn.

The Floyd Radio Show is an hour followed by a bonus concert with guest musicians and co-hosts. The first hour of The Floyd Radio Show only, is streamed live over the internet at www.floydcountrystore.com, and is soon to be available as a podcast.

Tickets for the Floyd Radio Show are $10.00 for individual shows or $72.00 for a season pass, on sale now and only available until September 8th. Tickets are available online at www.FloydCountryStore.com, phone at 540-745-4563 and at the store.

The Floyd Radio Show appears on the stage of the Floyd Country Store, a traditional and historic live music destination for locals and out-of-towners alike.


What: The Floyd Radio Show When: Saturday, September 8, 2012, 7:30 PM Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, downtown Floyd, VA

Who: Public welcome. Tickets Necessary.  $10.00 individual shows or $72 season passes available online at www.FloydCountryStore.com,  Phone 540-745-4563 or at the Store.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & PHOTOS: Heather Krantz  (540) 745-7834 heather@floydcountrystore.com

Film Star Tippi Hedren will be in Floyd Virginia

Saturday, September 15, 2012 – Film Star Tippi Hedren Scheduled to Appear at Chantilly Farm

Hollywood is coming to Floyd and we couldn’t be more excited! Classic film star Tippi Hedren, known for her leading roles in such classics as Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ and ‘Marnie’, will be starring in the upcoming feature film ‘House of Good and Evil’ that will be shooting in Floyd this fall.

The producers of the upcoming film have partnered with local businesses and individuals to host ‘A Night of Good with Tippi Hedren’, an event slated to raise money for the Floyd County Humane Society, the Shambala Preserve, and the Roar Foundation. The latter two organizations were founded by Hedren and focus on providing sanctuary for large cats and animals.

Tippi Hedren will be making an appearance at the event which takes place from 6pm until 9pm at Chantilly Festival Farm in Floyd. Local restaurateur Natasha Shishkevich will be providing a gourmet selection of foods, and local beer and wine will be available for sale. Music is being provided by local entertainers.

“We can’t express how happy we are to have the opportunity to be a part of this event”, said Jason Gallimore of Chantilly Farm. “It’s truly been incredible to see how so many people in the Floyd community have come together to help the filmmakers with anything that they’ve needed–it’s a great example of the fantastic community spirit that we have here in Floyd County.”

A silent auction at the event will feature some remarkable film memorabilia and attendees will even be given the chance to bid on having a role in the film! A separate auction item will feature a day for two on the film set, complete with lunch with the cast and crew!

Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce located in the Village Green in Downtown Floyd. For more information call 540-745-4407 or email melodie@visitfloyd.org.

Floyd Virginia Spring Open House Chateau Morrisette Winery

Saturdays and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm – April 21, 22, 28 & 29

Spring Open House – Come visit our Tasting Room and celebrate Spring with us! Relish complimentary wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, winery tours, and discounts on just about everything in our gift shop.  Eligible Kennel Club members will receive a personal invitation by mid-March 2012.

Contact: Chateau Morrisette
Phone: 540-593-2865
Email: info@thedogs.com

The Floyd Country Store to host Moonshine Music and Stories

The Floyd Country Store to host Moonshine Music and Stories Event Featuring the New North Carolina Ramblers and Author Charles Thompson

The Floyd Country store is hosting a series of music and story events starting this Saturday, March 31st at 7:00 PM. The first event will focus on regional music and stories about moonshine. The New North Carolina Ramblers will perform and author of “Spirits of Just Men”, Charles Thompson will read some of his favorite and local moonshine stories.

The New North Carolina Ramblers perform old-time string band music in the tradition of such legendary artists as Charlie Poole, The Carter Family, and The Floyd County Ramblers. The band features Kirk Sutphin on fiddle and banjo, Jeremy Stephens on fiddle and guitar, Darren Moore on guitar and autoharp, and Kinney Rorrer on banjo. They are inspired by the rural traditional recording artists and the back porch musicians who have entertained throughout the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountains for generations. The band has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, MerleFest, the National Folk Festival, The Ferrum Folklife Festival, the Wayne Henderson Festival, and the Barter Theatre. Kirk Sutphin has participated in the National Banjo Tour with Ralph Stanley.

Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (2011) tells the story of moonshine in 1930s America, as seen through the remarkable location of Franklin County, Virginia, a place that many still refer to as the “moonshine capital of the world.” Charles D. Thompson Jr. chronicles the Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935, which made national news and exposed the far-reaching and pervasive tendrils of Appalachia’s local moonshine economy. Thompson, whose ancestors were involved in the area’s moonshine trade and trial as well as local law enforcement, uses the event as a stepping-off point to explore Blue Ridge Mountain culture, economy, and political engagement in the 1930s. Drawing from extensive oral histories and local archival material, he illustrates how the moonshine trade was a rational and savvy choice for struggling farmers and community members during the Great Depression.

Tickets for Moonshine Music & Stories are $8.00 available online at www.FloydCountryStore.com, phone at 540-745-4563 and at the store.

The next event scheduled for the Music and Stories series will be Saturday, June 2, 7:00 PM and feature Author Ralph Berrier and his book “If Trouble Don’t Kill Me: A Family’s Story of Brotherhood, War and Bluegrass” and will feature Bluegrass Band, The Java Brothers.

The Floyd Country Store, home of the Friday Night Jamboree, has been an important part of the Floyd community for a century now. This historical landmark is a destination along “The Crooked Road”, Virginia’s Music heritage trail, and continues to be the meeting place for traditional musicians from the area.



What: Moonshine Music & Stories Event

When: Saturday, March 31, 7:00 PM

Who: Public welcome. Tickets Necessary. $8.00 available online at www.FloydCountryStore.com, Phone 540-745-4563 or at the Store.

Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, downtown Floyd, VA

Heather Krantz

Floyd Country Store

206 South Locust St

Floyd, VA 24091

Office: 540-745-7834

Store: 540-745-4563


SustainFloyd to Screen Carbon Nation Movie

SustainFloyd to Screen “Carbon Nation” Saturday, April 14th at Floyd Country Store

Film Appeals to Viewers across Political Spectrum

Floyd, Virginia – Do you believe in climate change? “Carbon Nation,” to be screened by SustainFloyd www.sustainfloyd.org at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, April 14th at the Floyd Country Store, claims it doesn’t matter, because there are solutions that not only promote a clean environment, but will also boost the economy, and increase national security and energy security.

Admission to the movie is $5. Everyone is invited! The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be refreshments available for donations. The April 14th event is sponsored by SolShine Energy Alternatives of Floyd. A distinguished panel of speakers will follow the screening for those who wish to stay for a discussion.

“Carbon Nation” is entertaining and it does not preach,” says SustainFloyd Director Mike Burton. “Instead, this solutions-based film shows how there are pragmatic approaches to tackling climate change that are also good business.”

“Carbon Nation,” a documentary by director Peter Byck, premiered as the closing film at the Environmental Film Festival in The Nation’s Capital. Such notable people as Richard Branson (CEO, Virgin Group), Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times) and Former CIA Director James Woolsey appear in the movie. “Carbon Nation” was awarded the prestigious IVCA Clarion Award in London. The movie was also nominated for “Best Documentary” at the prestigious 21st Annual Environmental Media Awards presented by the Environmental Media Association.

This will be the last film of the popular SustainFloyd 2012 Winter Film Series. Look for news in October about The SustainFloyd 2012 Fall Film Series.

SustainFloyd is an approved 501(c) (3) social benefit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. SustainFloyd is dedicated to preserving, enhancing and supporting a resilient local economy. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to www.sustainfloyd.org.


What: SustainFloyd to screen “Carbon Nation.” Refreshments and distinguished speakers panel.

When: Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA

Who: Everyone is invited! $5 Admission

Halloween KidFest at the Jacksonville Center if Floyd Virginia

We just collected over 100 pumpkins from Sinkland Farms that are going to need to be carved, painted and adopted by great kids for Halloween. So, join the Jax once again for our annual day of FREE funtivities! We will have all the usual fun such as pumpkin carving and painting, face painting, costume contest,treasure hunt, storytelling and fortunetelling, and of course, deliciously ghoulish refreshments—including Dogtown Pizza!!

Entrance and materials for these activities are free (pizza is not), but donations are welcome!!

And again this year, Ferrum University students host a hands-on art education component in which kids will have the opportunity to create colorful Day of the Dead sugar skulls! Of course, the main goal is fun, fun, fun! But along the way, the kids will use color and design in special ways, learning about the color spectrum, color values (lights and darks), primary and secondary colors, the effects of using opposite and complementary colors, and how to maximize design using negative and positive space.

Sunday, October 30 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
Phone 540-745-2784

Halloween Costume Dance at the Floyd Country Store


Halloween Costume Dance with
the Whitetop Mountain Band!
Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 PM
$10 at the door!

This is a chance to dress up and have fun. There will be awards for best costumes in a wide range of categories!

The Floyd Country Store is famous for old time dancing, and we feel truly honored that some of the great Appalachian old time bands love to play on our stage. One of our regular Saturday Night bands is The Whitetop Mountain Band, a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition and this band has done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking with their teaching and performances.

The Whitetop Mountain Band can make any event a party, and Halloween is a favorite. When they strike up the music this Saturday night the dance floor will start to hum. There will be flatfooting, clogging, two stepping and some square dances. Get up and join in or just sit back and watch the high energy crowd while you listen to some of the finest heritage mountain music around.

The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition, and this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style.

The Whitetop Mountain Band is well known for their high energy and charisma on stage. Their shows are very versatile and entertaining containing everything from fiddle/banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, and four part mountain gospel songs.

Thornton Spencer (fiddle), Martha Spencer (guitar, fiddle, banjo, vocals), Jackson Cunningham (mandolin and vocals), Emily Spencer (banjo and vocals), Debbie Bramer (bass), Spencer Pennington (guitar and vocals).

Alliens is having a Party at the Sun Music Hall in Floyd Virginia

Halloween Party at the Dogtown Roadhouse – Gourmet Pizza, Beer and Wine

Live Music – Genre: Electronica, Funk, Jam Band

Costume contest with prizes for 2 lucky winners! (male and female category)

Don’t miss Floyd County’s Halloween Bash with local favorite the Alliens.  We dress freaky all the time, you better believe we will on Samhian.  Come dressed to impress with prizes for best male and best female. The Alliens world beat quartet will keep you dancing all night long.

Come enjoy the night with us!

Alliens is a band that calls Floyd County Virginia home.

Show starts at 8pm.
$5 cover charge.

The Town Clown in Floyd Virginia

It only takes a few simple twists and suddenly a small balloon is transformed into whatever a child’s imagination can conjure up: a cat, dog or a Darth Vader sword.  Each child watches and waits patiently for the creation. Whatever their request, it doesn’t take long to bring a smile.

That smile is chief goal of Joe Robertson, a.k.a. The Town Clown (phone 540-815-8211).  What started out as a passing interest has turned into an enjoyable hobby. Joe purchased a video and practiced what he learned for the neighborhood kids before he made his debut at the Floyd Town Jubilee in June of 2010.

He was a huge hit with his red suspenders, red nose, and his big cow bell, and now, as they say, he has “arrived”.  He performed several events during the year, and his most recent efforts have been to raise money for a proposed Floyd Community and Wellness Center, for which he serves as president, along with DeDe McGrath of Partnership for Floyd, Nolan Goad and other board members.

Hoped to become a reality, the Center is a much needed facility for Floyd County, and would house a swimming pool, therapy and exercise facilities for seniors, banquet, class and/or meeting rooms. Joe works numerous hours in town to promote the project. He plans on being in town throughout the fall season at various events, including the Arts and Crafts Festival in October and also the Floyd Annual Christmas Parade.

When he is not playing clown, he works for Blue Ridge Copier in Salem.  A Floyd County native, Joe is a 1969 graduate of Floyd County High School and of Wytheville Community College.  An avid wood worker, some of his wooden toys can be seen at businesses around town.  He and his wife Linda have been married for 34 years and they have together seen Floyd grow and change throughout the years.  It is their hope to serve the community and share some joy for a good cause.

By Linda Robertson, Adapted for use by FLOYD VIRGINIA

Images from the Floyd Merchants Association July 4th Celebration; Others by permission