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Seventh annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival set for May 26-28, 2017

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If you like bluegrass and barbecue, you won’t want to miss the seventh annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival set for May 26-28, 2017. Chantilly Farm, located at 2697 Franklin Pike Road in Floyd, Virginia, is the home festival of the award-winning Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.

The impressive line-up also features The SteelDrivers, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, The Grascals, Lonesome River Band, Band of Ruhks, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Deer Creek Boys, Big Country Bluegrass,Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Mason Creek, Bad Ridge, Wound tight, The Loose Strings Band, The Wildmans, Gravel Road Bluegrass Band, Tony & Heather Mabe Ministries, The Compton’s & Friends, Janet Turner & Friends and the Back Porch Cloggers.

If you are headed up to the farm, bring an instrument since attendees are encouraged by the organizers to jam. For the first time, midnight campfire jams will be available. Friday evening’s jam will be lead by Wound TIght and Saturday evening’s jam will be lead by the Deer Creek Boys.

Additional activities include arts and crafts vendors, camping, contests, a variety of food vendors, expanded children’s area, hiking trails, cornhole tournament, midnight jam and more. This is a family friendly event and kids 12 and younger get in with a paid adult.

Tickets are available at the gate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday or purchase online before the event. You can also pick up tickets locally at The Floyd Country Store, Wildwood Farms General Store or Blue Ridge Institute and Museum.

Interested in earning a free ticket? Simply sign up to volunteer by emailing

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