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Story and Song Event with Ricky Cox & Friends

Ricky Cox and Friends

July 13, 2013. Join us for another story and song event with Musician and Author Ricky Cox. The first 40-45 minutes of the program will be a talk on Floyd County’s 140+ water-powered mills, illustrated with photographs from The Water-Powered Mills of Floyd County, VA: Illustrated Histories, 1770-2010 by Frank Webb and Ricky Cox. The … read more

May 2013 Newsletter

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Features include instrument maker and musician Mac Traynham, gifts for mother’s day, The Floyd Radio Show, Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little, the new handmade Floyd Country Store mug. View PDF.

Catering and Special Events

Event at Store

Now you can have your special event at the store and let us take care of all your food and special event needs. We offer in house catering services for all kinds of events, any time of the day. Please see our event menus for details: Breakfast & Lunch, Dinner. Have your very own Floyd … read more

Smithsonian Magazine

A Musical Tour Along the Crooked Road Grab a partner. Bluegrass and country tunes that tell America’s story are all the rage in hilly southern Virginia By Abigail Tucker Smithsonian magazine, September 2011 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains are known for their speed demons. The moonshiners of old tore over country roads in 1940 Ford coupes, … read more

Roanoke Times

Ralph Berrier of The Roanoke Times stopped by and interviewed Anna & Elizabeth, The Hosts of our newest program The Floyd Radio Show. Live From Floyd. The Floyd Radio Show: Views From Buffalo Mountain’ features music, skits and the creativity of two talented young women. It had been a quiet week on Buffalo Mountain. Then … read more

Blue Ridge PBS

Blue Ridge PBS just completed a new series on the Crooked Road, check out what they had to say about the Floyd Country Store! On the Crooked Road: Floyd Country Store & County Sales from Carol Jennings on Vimeo.

The New York Times

Sarah Wildman can to visit us at the Store during her travels along the Crooked Road. Read the wonderful article she wrote for the New York Times! On Virginia’s Crooked Road, Mountain Music Lights the Way. We’ll look forward to seeing you and your family next time Sarah!  Thanks for coming!

The Washington Post

At 100, Bob ‘Granpa’ Miller still speaks fluent harmonica in Virginia By Associated Press, Sunday, March 20, 12:01 AM Bob “Granpa” Miller recalled the thrill felt when his hands first cupped a harmonica. “I reckon I was about 6 or 7 years old,” he said. “My aunt sent me one of them little harps through the mail. And … read more

The Black Twig Pickers

The Black Twig Pickers

The Black Twig Pickers is an Appalachian old-time band consisting of Mike Gangloff on fiddle/banjo/jawharp/vocals; Nathan Bowles on banjo/percussion/vocals; Isak Howell on guitar/mouthharp/vocals; and Sally Anne Morgan on fiddle, flat-foot dancing, square dance calling, and vocals. They come from Shawsville and Blacksburg in Virginia and Lewisburg in West Virginia. The Black Twig Pickers have kicked … read more

Cruze-arati Travel Unexpected

We had a special visit from Mike Barish on February 15, 2011. Cruze-arati Travel Unexpected: Jamboree in Floyd, VA Visiting big cities is always a thrill. Small towns, however, can provide just as much entertainment and often surprise you with an unexpected experience. I recently visited Floyd, VA, a quiet town in the Blue Ridge … read more