Subject: Camping, Spring Events and Other Updates

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Chantilly Farm Bluegrass Festival Receives Festival Grant from Virginia Tourism Corporation 

The Virginia Tourism Corporation in Richmond recently announced that Chantilly Farm's annual Bluegrass & BBQ festival was one of 21 festivals chosen from around the state to receive a grant awarded through the Virginia is For Music Lover's promotional initiative. The awards were granted to select festivals who exhibit continued growth and draw musical tourism to various areas throughout the State of Virginia. The grant funds will be used to  market the festival to new fans and further improve the fan experience while attending the festival. All of us at Chantilly Farm would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all of our tourism officials at the state and local level for all that they do to improve Virginia's live music scene. We're honored to be a part of it!
Chantilly Farm Joins Forces with VTC for 
Crush Friday Campaign

Chantilly Farm is one of many local and regional businesses who have partnered with the Virginia Tourism Corporation in a brand new advertising campaign called 'Crush Fridays'. During the 2018 season, Chantilly Farm will offer a special Crush Friday discount for weekend campers who mention the campain.

So what is Crush Friday? Check out this exerpt from the official VTC website:

Virginia Tourism Corporation, along with our industry partners, is launching a year-long campaign aimed at getting Millennials to take the time they need. Our focus will be convincing them to dip their toe in the vacation pool in a way that’s low cost and low risk, but hugely rewarding. If we can get Millennials to take just one day off and spend it in Virginia, then maybe, just maybe, we can ease their fears, shift their mindset and save vacation for posterity.

The CRUSH FRIDAY campaign elevates our Virginia is for Lovers sub-brands to remind workers that there are way better things to do with their Friday than meetings, spreadsheets and microwaved lunches. They can spend it at a beach or music festival, over an amazing rosé or a dozen Olde Salts, on a mountaintop or paddleboard. Our campaign challenges misconceptions about vacation, demonstrates the breadth of amazing experiences Virginia offers and issues a clarion call for Millennials to take a well-deserved day—and crush it.



Bluegrass & BBQ Festival Right Around the Corner 

May is just around the corner and that will mean it's once again time for Memorial Day weekend's hottest bluegrass event. You won't want to miss this year's incredible lineup along with all of the other exciting festivities throughout the weekend of May 25-27, 2018.

Featuring performances from Balsam Range, Seldom Scene, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Lonesome River Band, Love Canon, Volume Five, Darrell Webb Band, Breaking Grass, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, A Deeper Shade of Blue, The Wildmans, ShadowGrass, Mike Mitchell Trio, Floyd Music School Students, Blue Rock'n Grass, Wound Tight, Mason Creek, Williamson Branch, Tony & Heather Mabe Ministries, The Compton's & Friends, Indian Run Stringband, Steve Marshall and High Road, Back Porch Cloggers and tons of jamming. 

A new addition this year is the stageside beer and wine garden. Guests will not be confined to the beer garden area and will be able to freely move about the concert area with their beverages. Outside alcohol will not be permitted in the concert area, but you are free to keep it at your campsite. 

Our Saturday evening programming will also extend later in the evening. Following an incredible set of grassed-up 80's covers from Love Canon, some of our favorite local musicians, The Wildmans and Mike Mitchell, will lead an on-stage late-night jam! 

We have a wide array of arts and craft vendors signing up to participate this year. And as always, some deliciously unique food vendors that will no doubt satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. 

Save with advance tickets and don't forget that kids 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. So tell a friend and makes plans to bring the entire family for a weekend of music and fun in the mountains! 
Slate Mountain Church Presents Their Annual Gospel Jubilee with Free Admission

The congregation at Slate Mountain Evangelical Presbyterian Church will once again host their annual Gospel Jubilee at Chantilly Farm on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Admission is free and guests are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food and drink will be available throughout the day. 

This year's event will feature the incredible talents of The Isaacs and The Freemans along with local acts. Interested in camping for the weekend? Click below to make your online reservation today. 
Tour de Floyd Will Begin and End at 
Chantilly Farm This Year

Organizers of the popular cycling event, Tour de Floyd, have decided to begin and end the event at Chantilly Farm in 2018. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 and will begin at 8:30am.

Tour de Floyd is a scenic 62 mile long ride with nearly half the distance along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. The ride is supported with rest stops and SAG wagons.

Floyd Auto Fair Returns with New Dates: July 20-22

Chasing SS Cars will present their annual Floyd Auto Fair and Vintage Swap Meet at Chantilly Farm on July 20-22, 2018. The three day event will feature vendors from a multi-state region and will include a judged car show on Saturday, great food and more vintage goodies than you can shake a stick at. 

Those interested in securing a retail vendor spot for the event should contact Erik Herdman at (540)789-7898.  (Food vendor spots are filled) 

Click below to connect with the Facebook event page.
Event Volunteers Needed for 2018 Season

Come join in the fun at Chantilly Farm as an event volunteer! 

Volunteer for a short 4 hour shift and get great perks in return. In addition to participating in the event free of charge, you'll have opportunities for free camping, food vouchers, venue discounts and more. So consider joining us, you'll have a blast and make lots of new friends. 

Simply click the link below to fill out our online volunteer application and we'll be in touch. 
 
Floyd Energy Fair Returning to Chantilly Farm 
on July 14 

Sustain Floyd and Apple Ridge Farm have partnered with Chantilly Farm to present the second annual Floyd Energy Fest scheduled for Saturday, July 14. Building upon the success of last year's event, organizers are on track to create an even more engaging day of educational fun in 2018. A variety of local and regional businesses, organizations and service providers will participate and educational lectures will be available throughout the day on a wide-variety of topics. 

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