Subject: Cirque du Floyd and Other Fun Around the Corner

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CIRQUE DU FLOYD RETURNS ON AUGUST 16-17
 
THE REGION'S MOST UNIQUE CELEBRATION OF THE CIRCUS ARTS 

We're only days away from an epic celebration of the regional circus arts!

On August 16-17, local and regional performance artists will converge right here at Chantilly Farm for the third annual Cirque du Floyd.

The two-day event showcases some of the most talented regional circus artists ranging from jugglers and hoopers, to acrobats and magicians. Stage performers, buskers, musicians and interactive schtick will be enjoyed by patrons throughout the weekend. In addition, circus arts workshops will be offered at no additional charge to ticket buyers.

Circus arts are making a comeback internationally in recent years, as modern cirque-style elements marry with more traditional circus arts. Perhaps the most widely acclaimed example of cirque-style productions would be that of Cirque du Soleil, a touring production that features miraculous feats of human artistry and athleticism by showcasing aerial acrobatics, magic and other performance arts. Cirque du Floyd draws inspiration from those performers, but has made the circus arts more accessible to all ages and classes of people.

Headlining on Chantilly Farm’s Pavilion Stage is internationally acclaimed aerial performance artists, ImaginAerial. They will once again make the trek from New York City to Floyd for a Saturday evening performance that will be based on the classic tale, Wizard of Oz.

This year's event also features Dance Afire, Gypsy Geoff, Mountain Circus Arts, Magician Nelson Oliver, Lunaversal Hoopz, Lynsey Grace, juggler Erin Riley, Muddles and Millie, Dr. Moon & Lady in Black, and Casey Jones & Holorhythm Community Drum School, and more. Businesses and organizations that are friendly to the circus arts will be creatively represented.

Each evening, the event will close out with performances from great regional bands like Music Road Company, The Jared Stout Band and Flirting With Chemicals.

Mistress of Ceremonies for this event is the ever-fabulous Shamama – she will keep the crowd worked up with her sweet and sassy antics.

Attendees can show their Cirque spirit by coming to the event dressed as their favorite type of circus performer, character or outfitted in cosplay to be part of a nightly costume parade. Costume contest winners will receive prizes, by category. The goal is to have even more interactive participation and color the festival fields with people in their festive garb.

Besides the mesmerizing talents of the many performance artists, attendees may also enjoy--

Local vendors of arts, crafts and other unique wares will be set up during the event. Food and drink will also be available from a variety of vendors. A stageside beer and wine garden is planned, however outside alcohol will not be permitted within the event area. Bring lawn chairs for seating – for the safety of our performers, no pets inside the festival area.

Both RV and tent camping are available throughout the weekend and camping reservations can be made by calling the Chantilly Farm Campground offices at (540)808-4984.

For those looking to experience this one-of-a-kind event, tickets are available for single-day and weekend admission, simply visit the link below to save by purchasing in advance. Here you'll also find the full performance schedule along with other important information. 

We look forward to seeing you!

'GRAVEL CAMP' CYCLING EVENT HOSTED AT CHANTILLY FARM OVER THE WEEKEND 

Cyclists from around the region gathered in the early morning hours last Saturday at the farm to embark on a scenic planned ride on Floyd County's rural roads. The effort was coordinated by Paul Sullivan and sponsored by Cardinal Bicycles of Roanoke. 

Don't forget that Chantilly Farm has some great trails built out for mountain biking, simply sign in at the campground office upon arrival and enjoy! 

Photos by: Paul Sullivan 

MISS FLOYD COUNTY FAIR PAGEANT SLATED FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 24, APPLICATIONS 
AVAILABLE IN ALL AGES CATEGORIES 

Join us for the annual Miss Floyd County Fair pageant on Saturday, August 24 at the Events Barn at Chantilly Farm. The public is welcome to attend beginning at noon.  

The Miss Floyd County Fair Pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Virginia Association of Fairs Pageant held in Hot Springs, VA each January.

This pageant has the sole focus of building confidence in the young ladies of our region with an emphasis on community service. All are welcome to enter.

Applications are now available for all ages groups by visiting www.floydvafair.com.

Contestants may be judged in three categories: interview, platform and dress.

Those with questions that cannot be answered by visiting the fair website, may email land@swva.net. Businesses interested in sponsoring the pageant may use the same email.

FLOYD LIVESTOCK AND COUNTY FAIR RETURNS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 WITH FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY, INCLUDING NEW ADDITIONS 

In celebration of Floyd County’s rich agricultural heritage, the Floyd Livestock & County Fair will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at beautiful Chantilly Farm in Floyd, Virginia.

The theme for 2019 will be “There’s No Place Like The Fair,” celebrating all things Wizard of Oz!!

Now in its thirteenth year, the event offers a wide variety of opportunities for all ages to participate and exhibit their wares and talents. The weekend will include exhibits, livestock shows, agricultural olympics, music, heritage crafts, demonstrations, games and much more!

NEW THIS YEAR: We'll have great programming on the main stage, a regional jamming group will pick music on the hilltop and we're bringing back the BULLS, BARRELS & MUTTON BUSTIN'!! (separate admission with details coming soon)

Plus we have a fantastic partnership with Healthy Floyd, so be sure to swing by the Health & Wellness Tent. 

Healthy Floyd is proud to announce their second annual Healthy Floyd 5K Run/Walk that will kick off this year's Floyd County Fair as part of Virginia's 50 Years of Love Celebration.

•REGISTER ONLINE HERE: https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/9549f34b-aa28-4edf-9c8b-999b1848e452

•On-site registration begins at 9am, closes promptly at 9:45am.
Race begins at 10am.
Awards Ceremony at 11:30am.

Healthy Floyd promotes a culture of health and wellness by offering diverse opportunities that encourage all members of our community to live a positive, healthy lifestyle.

RV and tent camping is available throughout the weekend. Reservations can be made online at www.chantillyfarm.com or call (540)808-4984 for more information.

To learn more about individual components of this year's fair, visit the Floyd Livestock & County Fair's website by visiting the link below. 


'TRIAL BY FIRE' BRINGS THE CLASSIC HITS 
OF JOURNEY TO LIFE ON THE 
CHANTILLY STAGE IN SEPTEMBER 

Trial by Fire is the premier Journey tribute band that has been captivating crowds since 2009. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, this group of incredibly talented rock musicians brings the legendary live experience of Journey wherever they play. With their all-star performances packing venues across the East Coast, this is one show you surely won't want to miss!

In 1996, arena rock superstars Journey put the band back together to record their tenth studio album, Trial by Fire. Shortly after the release of this reunion album lead singer and signature voice, Steve Perry injured himself while training for what was to be a high energy road show. With Steve Perry unable to perform, the Trial by Fire tour became "the tour that never happened". Imagine if Steve Perry had never injured himself on that fateful day. What would the Trial by Fire tour look like?

Flash forward to the present. TRIAL BY FIRE is born out of the hearts of five seasoned North Carolina - based musicians who have decided to answer that question. It is their vision to bring that 1996 tour to Journey fans across the country; to embrace the sound and visuals of the Steve Perry era of Journey.

Prepare to let TRIAL BY FIRE take you back to an earlier day when lighters were held high, and you couldn't help but sing along to such powerful choruses as “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Wheel in the Sky”, "Open Arms", “Lights”, "Separate Ways" and "Faithfully".

Opening act, Laymantown Ridge.

To learn more about the band, visit them online at: https://www.trialbyfirejourney.net/

$12 in advance/ $18 at the door / Kids 12 and under free

Doors & Beverage Garden Open: 6pm

Laymantown Ridge (opening act): 7-7:45pm

Trial By Fire: 8pm

RV & Tent camping is available throughout the weekend. To make a reservation, call our offices at (540)808-4984.

Chantilly Farm is a proud partner of the Virginia is for Music Lovers Campaign: https://www.virginia.org/music/


BLUE RIDGE STAKEOUT BEING HOSTED AT 
CHANTILLY FARM ON SEPTEMBER 27-29 
 
Stakeout Events, a California-based events company focused on high-end motorcycling experiences, is planning their very first East Coast rally which will be hosted at Chantilly Farm in September. 

This private, ticketed event will focus on a weekend of fun and riding here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Tickets must be purchased through the event's website, which can be found at the link below. 

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