Hounds compete in a coon dog water race. Thousands attended the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (photo by Pat Jarrett)
Published October 24, 2017
This is, without question, one of the very finest folklife festivals in the country! The Blue Ridge Folk Festival returns to Ferrum College Saturday, October 28th, and it’s is as authentic as it gets. Where else can you take in real horse pulls, mule jumping contests, coon dog contests, traditional crafts, country foods, Blue Ridge roots music, moonshiner stills & storytelling, kid’s folk games, custom & vintage Cars, sheep herding demos, threshing & baling demos, vintage tractors & engines, and more at one place and one day?
The Institute for Public History offers meaningful, hands-on, and paid internships for students and recent graduates of the University of Virginia. The Virginia Folklife Program is lucky to host three students this summer: Anderson Moss, Kaity Wasinger, and Kate Wietor.