Floyd Fandango rose from the ashes last weekend after a five year hiatus. Smaller and more intimate, it didn’t disappoint. Plenty of good craft beer, great wine and wonderful entertainment.
The event centered around the Hill Holler Stage with bands every hour and a half all day.
Camping was mostly in the woods campground next to the Garden Stage area. RVs were spread out through the parking area. We had a site to ourselves down the hill from the action, very nice.
There were also plenty of outdoor activities, and with the perfect weather, many participated. There were mountain bike races, disc golf, a 5K race, and a beer run. What’s a beer run? It’s when you chug a beer, run a quarter mile, then repeat 3 more times. This one had a slight twist…it was a relay race! Each member drank a beer, ran a quarter mile, then tagged the next runner in their group who then drank a beer and ran. Here’a video of some of the race…
Some of these folks were really getting into it. If I had had some partners, I would have done it…maybe.
The music went deep into the night; unfortunately, I did not…too much craft beer and perhaps a touch of Evan Williams. I heard there was some local stuff in milk jugs floating around the campground but cannot confirm. Where we were in Patrick/Floyd Counties, it wouldn’t surprise me!
They also had a nice farm-to-table dinner catered by the award winning Jason from Martin’s Roanoke. Delicious BBQ and sides topped off by a cornbread donut. Yum Yum…
They also previewed the Parkway Brewing Floyd Fuel Pale Ale at the dinner. It was a nice slightly hop-forward pale ale. Good mouth feel and perfect for the warm sunny weather. We had a couple…
The Floyd Fuel was the fuel for the bike race as well.
We ended the night with the Uncle John’s band which included our friends Scott Sutton and Matt Leonard. They did an excellent job covering some Grateful Dead songs!
Guess we will see you at Floydfest and again next year at the Fandango!
Laissez les bon temp rouler!