A popular stop along the Blue Ridge Highway, Floyd is a friendly place known for its vibrant music and art scene. Set in southwestern Virginia, this small town is not only rich in history and culture, but also boasts an array of food experiences from local wineries to restaurants serving home-style cooking, to farmers markets and more. As for entertainment, live bands and performers draw in quite the crowd during the famous Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd County Store.
Outdoor enthusiasts also have ample opportunity to enjoys themselves with scenic trails perfect for hiking and cycling and fishing along the Little River.
Culture lovers have a few places to check out during their stay in Floyd. Housed in the Ridgemont Hospital -- Marie Williams House, the Floyd County Historical Museum features fascinating exhibits such as the most recent “Things Made of Wood”. Another one is the Floyd Center for the Arts, featuring rich programing that includes gallery shows, concerts, and other enriching events. Music fans will not want to miss the chance to see one of the largest collections of bluegrass and old-time music at the County Store.
When it comes to wineries, the Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant happens to be the largest winery in Virginia. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is the perfect place to sample whites and reds while taking in the views of the majestic Buffalo Mountain Range. For those who prefer beer, the Buffalo Mountain Brewing Company is the place to unwind with cold craft beer.
April through October is the most popular time to visit given the warm, pleasant weather, but Floyd attracts visitors year-round thanks to its calendar of exciting events including the Tour de Floyd cycling race and the Chantilly Farms Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in May, the Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming in June and Winterfest in December.