Severe weather may be the primary activity on most people’s mind this weekend as Floyd and surrounding areas are still trying to recover from the severe storm and flooding on Tuesday and more of the same is possible, starting Friday evening.
Floyd County and surrounding areas head into an uncertain weekend from a weather standpoint.
While Hurricane Joaquin may continue to veer to the north and east and could miss Virginia altogether, heavy rains already forecast for the area could being 5 inches or more and predictions of wind create a threat of toppling trees with damage and power problems.
Floyd County will open an emergency management shelter at Station 1 of the Rescue Squad at 452 Floyd Highway North. The annual Arts & Crafts Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the high school is cancelled and Dogtown Roadhouse cancelled musical events for Friday and Saturday. Other event venues are watching the forecasts and weather before making final decisions.
Floyd County public schools closed for Friday.
Best advice? Check with any event to see if it is on or off before venturing out this weekend.
Fri, Oct 02
Floyd Ghost Tour Meet at Community Market Pavilion, 205 South Locust St. 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Floyd Artist’s Association First Friday Art Reception, Floyd Artists Assoc Gallery, 203 South Locust St. 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Floyd Artisan Market, Community Market Pavilion,
205 South Locust St., 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday Night Jamboree @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St,
6:30 PM – Janet Turner & Friends, 7:30 PM — The Kuntry Store Band, 9:00 PM — The Mac Attack
Sat, Oct 03
Floyd Farmers Market, Community Pavilion – 205 S Locust,9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Market of the Mountain, Harvest Moon Parking lot, 227 North Locust St., 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Americana Afternoon, Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Songwriters in the Round.
Live Bluegrass: The Southern Gentlemen @ Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S., 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Floyd Radio Show, Floyd Country Store, 206 S. Locust St., 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sun, Oct 04
First Sunday Jazz Series
Chateau Morrisette Winery, 287 Winery Rd SW MP 171 Blue Ridge Parkway, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette Winery, 287 Winery Rd SW, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sunday Music Jam @ Floyd Country Store, 206 S Locust St, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Music Jam @ Wildwood Farms General Store 2380 Floyd Hwy S., 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Med, 144 Silver Leaf Lane, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Open Mic Night at Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S Locust St, 7:00 PM