Get ready for the Memorial Day activities with this weekend’s “To Do List”! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, ENJOY!
Friday – May 24, 2019
Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce 2019 Outdoor Business Expo
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Admission is free. State park entry fees of $7.00 per vehicle due apply.
Venue: Claytor Lake State Park, Dublin
See what Pulaski County businesses have to offer! Numerous local businesses will be showcasing their offerings as we celebrate the outdoors and the scenic beauty of our county. In addition to exhibits there will be live music, food and beverages available for purchase from the Foxhound Food Truck, Happy Cinco de Mayo, Iron Heart Winery and River Company Brewery. There will also be boutiques, boat rides by Mountain 2 Island and many other offerings.
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Pulaski-County-Chamber-of-Commerce-102867005722
2019 Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival
Venue: Chantilly Farm, Floyd
Time: 12:00 – 11:30 PM
• Advance Tickets: $35.00
• At The Gate: $40.00
• Advance Tickets: $35.00
• At The Gate: $40.00
• Advance Tickets: $65.00
• At The Gate: $80.00
Kids 12 and Under: Free
Venue: Chantilly Farm, Floyd
On Memorial Day weekend in 2019, bluegrass fans from around the region will gather at beautiful Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia to celebrate the coming of summer with some of the biggest bands in bluegrass, old-time and mountain music.
Featured performers for this year’s festival include:
• The Steeldrivers
• Flatt Lonesome
• Junior Sisk
• Lonesome River Band
• Nothin’ Fancy
• Breaking Grass
• Deer Creek Boys
• Carolina Blue
• Five Mile Mountain Road
• Salt & Light Family Band
• Tony & Heather Mabe
• Loose Strings Band
• The Wildmans
• Silas Powell Band
• Wound Tight
• Blue Rockin’ Grass
Tickets are available online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-chantilly-farm-bluegrass-bbq-festival-tickets-50864388756?aff=next3days.
Online tickets will be emailed and we’ll also have your name on a master list at the main gate.
Parking is $3.00 daily.
Dry RV and Tent Camping is available. Reservations can be made by the general public beginning November 1, 2018. Please call 540-808-4984 after November 1st to make your reservations. All campers must purchase weekend passes. Campers must stay a minimum of Friday and Saturday night.
The festival is rain or shine.
No refunds or exchanges.
Pets are allowed in camping areas, but must remain leashed at all times and may not enter the event area.
For more information, visit: https://chantillyfarm.com/wp/event/9th-annual-chantilly-farm-bluegrass-bbq-festival/
2019 Park Opening
Time: 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Venue: Narrows Town Park, Narrows
Narrows Parks & Recreation presents the 2019 Narrows Town Park Park Opening on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Join us for a family friendly opening day at the park! Events include a touch a truck, games, bouncy houses, food available for purchase, Midnight Madness Basketball Tournament, Dark Volleyball Tournament and more!
The Basketball Tournament will begin at 6:00 pm and is double elimination. Each team can have up to five players on the team with three players on the floor at at a time. The tournament will be separated into grade level groups.
The Volleyball Tournament will begin at 6:30 pm and is double elimination. Each team can have up to five players on the team with four players on the floor at a time. The tournament will be separated into grade level groups.
Arrival Schedule for Both Tournaments:
• 6:00 pm: 3rd-5th Grades
• 7:30 pm: 6th-8th Grades
• 9:00 pm: 9th Grade & Up
The cost to register for both tournaments is $10.00 per person. To register in advance, call 540-726-2961. If you do not pre-register, you must arrive early enough to register before the tournament starts.
Admission is free however some events do require a fee to participate.
To view the event flyer for the tournaments, visit: https://i.imgur.com/y5lBo8b.jpg.
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/NarrowsParksandRec
The Worx in Concert
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 PM
Venue: Thorn Spring Golf Course, Pulaski
The WORX is an award winning Mid-Atlantic regional band entertaining audiences for over 26 years. The professional musicianship, variety, and versatility will impress the hardest critics and leave you wanting to see more. What makes the WORX is the unique ability to adapt to any engagement with the skills to make your event a sure success.
The WORX is totally self-contained with the best in audio and lighting production to handle most any event. The WORX has a deep pride in their reputation and strive to keep it the best. Covering all genres of music from modern pop to hip hop, from country to the eighties, The Worx can play it all. This is why the WORX is one of the most sought after bands in the region.
There will be food vendors on site and beverage specials available all night.
Attendees must be 21 or older.
There will be plenty of free parking on site.
To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/lYzzdir.jpg.
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/The-Thorn-Spring-Golf-Course-and-Event-Center-135810460507125/
Saturday – May 25, 2019
2019 Wilderness Road Ride
Time: 6:45 – 11:00 AM
Youth Ages 10-17: $40.00
Adults (age 18+): $50.00
Family of 3-5: $120.00
Venue: Dedmon Center, Radford
FCA Endurance SW Virginia presents the 28th Annual Wilderness Road Ride titled “A Grand Gran Fondo” on Saturday, May 25, 2019 starting at the Dedmon Center.
A scenic and historical adventure through southwest Virginia’s beautiful New River Valley, the ride follows part of Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road. This is a ride for all ride levels to enjoy, with something for everyone, five routes to choose from ranging from a 29 mile relaxed journey for novices to a century challenge for the fittest cyclist. This is a must ride for cyclists of all ages and athletic abilities.
• 29 Mile Route
• 38 Mile Route
• 58 Mile Route
• 80 Mile Route
• 100 Mile Route
All routes start and finish in Radford at the Dedmon Center and Bisset Park. Start times will be staged between 7:00-8:30 am.
To register online, visit: https://www.bikereg.com/wilderness-road-ride.
Note: The online registration deadline is on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:01 AM.
To download a registration form, visit: http://wildernessroadride.org/Websites/wildernessroadride/images/2019%20WRR%20Registration%20Form.pdf.
Registrations will be accepted during the day of the event. Please arrive by 7:00 am for day of registration which closes at 8:30 am.
Participants will receive a water bottle and event t-shirt or socks.
Note: Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and ANSI or Snell Certified helmets are required. Riders under 8 years old must have permission from the event director.
Please remember, this is not a race. All traffic laws, signals, and signs must be obeyed.
Fully supported aid stations will be positioned at regular intervals along the course and the start/finish location. Aid stations will be supplied with Heed Hammer Nutrition fuel as well as water and plenty of other snacks.
Non-riders can enjoy Bisset Park, the New River, and downtown Radford, while their families and friends are out riding.
Detailed maps and cue sheets will be available at the start of the ride.
For more information, visit:
Rising Silo Brewery Day & 4th Anniversary with The Chinquapin Hunters
Time: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Venue: Rising Silo Farm Brewery, Blacksburg
Rising Silo Farm Brewery celebrates their 4th Anniversary on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
• 2:00 pm: Free Ice Cream Floats until they run out
• 6:00-9:00 pm: Music from The Chinquapin Hunters
Celebrate Rising Silo Brewery’s 4th Anniversary as they release one of their favorite summer brews, Get Sun Sour, live music and free ice cream floats!
Enjoy free floats featuring ice cream from Big Lick Ice Cream Company and Rising Silo’s house made soda until the ice cream runs out.
Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Summer Concert Series with The McKenzies
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Venue: Buffalo Mountain Brewery, Floyd
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway presents their 2019 Summer Concert Series with The McKenzies on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Buffalo Mountain Brewery.
Come out and help us kick-off the Summer Season on the Blue Ridge Parkway!
Woody and Marcia McKenzie have been playing music together since they were married in 1983. They met in the White Mountains of Arizona, where they were introduced through their music. Long-time residents of the New River Valley (Virginia), they moved to Lynchburg in the fall of 1998, bringing with them their unique blend of contemporary and original folk, traditional music of southern Appalachia and the British Isles, children’s music, funny songs, and even some swing and jazz standards.
Over the years this husband-wife duo has provided music for square dances and contra dances and has performed for weddings, coffeehouses, restaurants, schools, libraries, festivals, conferences, retirement homes, and private parties. Outside of Virginia, they have played for audiences in Arizona, Wyoming, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, and even Denmark!
The McKenzies’ variety of musical styles and instrumentation, their strong individual and duet vocals, and their repertoire of lively tunes, unique original songs, familiar ballads, inspiring sing-alongs, and humorous novelty songs, all come together to create an energetic brand of entertainment that appeals to young and old alike. Former members of two clogging groups, they sometimes even incorporate a little “flat-footing” into their performances.
For more information on the event, visit: https://www.friendsbrp.org/summer-concert-kick-off-events/