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Spring has sprung and we're beyond excited about all of the upcoming events at Chantilly Farm...be sure to join us!
Bluegrass Festival Celebrates Seventh Year on May 26-28

Bluegrass fans from a multi-state region will gather on Memorial Day weekend at Chantilly Farm for the annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival that features an all-star lineup of some of the biggest bands in bluegrass music. 

Chantilly Farm is proud to be the home festival of Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice and the band will perform on both Friday and Saturday at this year's event. In addition, the three day festival will feature the talents of The Steeldrivers, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Band of Ruhks, The Grascals, Lonesome River Band, Deer Creek Boys, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Big Country Bluegrass, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, Loose Strings Band, Wound Tight, Bad Ridge, Mason Creek, Tony and Heather Mabe, The Comptons, Janet Turner and Friends, The WIldmans, Gravel Road and The Backporch Cloggers. This year's festivities will once again be emceed by Sherry Boyd and Les Sears. 

Activities throughout the weekend include a children's area on Saturday, corn hole, arts and crafts vendors, hiking and biking trails, kite flying, midnight campfire jams and more. And best of all, kids 12 and under are free! 

Save money with advance single day or weekend passes by clicking below. 
Floyd Auto Fair & Vintage Swap Meet Coming Up June 2-4 

Calling all gearheads! Don't miss out on one of the region's hottest classic car events on June 2-4 at Chantilly Farm as Chasing SS Cars presents the annual Floyd Auto Fair and Vintage Swap Meet. 

Vendor spots for the swap meet are available for $30 for a 15' x 20' space. Please call Erik Herdman at (540)789-7898 to reserve your space.

Come in your classic cruise-in car and admission is only $5 per person and you can park with the show cars. Car show registration is only an additional $10.00 and trophies will be given in a variety of categories.

Bring the entire family, kids 12 and under are admitted free and there's truly something for everyone. The vintage swap meet is one of the region's largest and features classic and modern parts, project cars, tools, vintage memorabilia, vintage signs and so much more.

Back by popular demand, the Cadillac Ranch band will be performing on Saturday. Great food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the weekend.

RV and tent camping is available, please contact the Chantilly Farm camping office at (540)808-4984 or visit www.chantillyfarm.com/wp/camping to make your reservation today.

Jason Crabb Returns to Chantilly Farm for Free Show 

Grammy and Dove award winning gospel music star, Jason Crabb will return to Chantilly Farm on Saturday, June 10 for the annual Gospel Jubilee presented by Slate Mountain Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The one day show will take place from 2pm until 8pm and will feature additional performances from Tony and Heather Mabe, Eddie and Sherry Richards and Chuck Compton. 

The concert is free for all who would like to attend thanks to the incredible generosity of the host church and their sponsors. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating in Chantilly Farm's beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day. 

RV and tent camping are available for those looking to spend the weekend in the mountains. Click below to make your reservation today. 
Floyd Energy Fair to Take Place in July at Chantilly Farm Barn 

Chantilly Farm is excited to announce that Sustain Floyd and Apple Ridge Farm will present their first annual Floyd Energy Fair at the Barn at Chantilly Farm on Saturday, July 15.  

One especially interesting feature of the Energy Fair will be a guided bus tour of Apple Ridge Farm in Floyd County, showcasing its new EBase USA: Blue Ridge. This is an off-grid, solar and wind-powered classroom, housed in a fully remodeled 1917 railway boxcar donated by the National Railway Historical Society and renovated through a community volunteer program with international corporation AkzoNobel.

The one-day event hopes to educate participants on learning how families can save energy, save money and help preserve and protect our natural environment. 


Admission will be $5.00 per family and $3.00 for individuals. Tickets are available at the door only.
Miss Floyd County Fair Pageant Returns on August 26

Pageant organizers are preparing for the 2nd Annual Miss Floyd County Fair pageant to be held at The Barn at Chantilly Farm on Saturday, August 26. Based on the excitement and incredible feedback from the pageant's inaugural year in 2016, participation is likely to increase this year and potential applicants are encouraged to attend one of three scheduled pageant information sessions. These sessions will be at The Barn at Chantilly Farm on May 11, June 15 and July 20. Those with additional questions should contact Dee Wallace at (540)745-2322 or email dee@chantillyfarm.com.
FloydFest Weekend Camping Bundles Available Now 

Those planning to attend FloydFest and camp at Chantilly Farm have a new opportunity to purchase our FloydFest camping bundle this year. Included in this year's special camping bundle are camping reservations for the entirety of the festival, a shuttle ride to and from the event and breakfast at The Blue Ridge Cafe. Click below and once you reach the homepage of our website, click on 'Book Now' under the camping heading. 

County Fair Weekend to Feature Tons of Family Fun 

The 11th Annual Floyd Livestock and County Fair will take place at Chantilly Farm on Saturday, September 9 from 10am until 4pm. The day will culminate with a bull-riding show from 4pm until 7pm. (separate admission for bull ride).

Floyd County non-profits will once again be hosting a 'non-profit midway' of games and activities in which funds collected will go to benefit individual organizations in the county. Horseback riding, a petting zoo, an expanded exhibits area and live music will also be featured during the day. The exhibits area will also be open to the public on Friday evening. 
Buses at Chantilly Campout Scheduled for September 15-17

David Wood of the Full Moon Bus Club is organizing the second annual Buses at Chantilly campout for VW bus enthusiasts. Last year's event was so much fun that we can't wait for this year's!

CAMP-OUT INFO FOR VW BUS PARTICIPANTS:
Sept 15, 16, 17    $10 per person per night...12 and under are free.

Those with VW buses who camp for the weekend are able to attend the Saturday evening featured concert for free. (Free for VW campers only--tickets available for the general public)
Saturday Evening Concert Features Cosmic Charlie

The general public are invited to attend this year's Saturday evening concert for Buses at Chantilly weekend as we feature Cosmic Charlie, a tribute to The Grateful Dead. 

Gates open: 6pm     Showtime: 7:30pm

$12 advance, $15 at the gate
Kids 12 and under are free.
Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
No pets. No coolers. ABC available for 21+

Camping available throughout the weekend. Book your reservation online at www.chantillyfarm.com/wp/camping or call (540)808-4984.

ABOUT THE BAND:
Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been swiftly cementing its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalogue, a Dead cover band for folks that are ambivalent about Dead cover bands. Rather than mimicking the Dead exactly, Cosmic Charlie chooses to tap into the Dead's energy and style as a foundation on which to build. The result is healthy balance of creativity and tradition, and both the band and its audience are taken to that familiar edge with the sense that, music is actually being 'made' here tonight.
Volunteers Needed for Bluegrass Festival Weekend May 26-28

We're still in need of some great volunteers for the 7th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass Festival on May 26-28. So how does it work? 

Volunteers work up to one 4-hour volunteer shift per day and have the opportunity to enjoy the remainder of the day for free. Volunteers receive $10 in meal vouchers to use at Bootleg BBQ and free tent camping. Learn more about our Friends of Chantilly volunteer incentive program by visiting www.chantillyfarm.com/wp/volunteer-info

Click below to fill out our brief Friends of Chantilly volunteer application and we'll be in touch to fill you in on the details. 
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