What is a “Festy” you may ask…it’s a great outdoor music festival at the foot of Wintergreen Mountain. There’s going to be fine music curated by the Infamous Stringdusters, but it’s not just a Bluegrass festival, so check out the artists here! There’s going to be a couple of races, both running and bicycling. How about camping, do you like that? It’s there too! Ok the big question…craft beer? Hell yeah! First-rate craft beer in one of the prettiest places in Virginia brought to you by the Devil’s Backbone and Starr Hill.


Devil's Backbone Brewpub!

Another focus of the Festy is sustainable local food. I hope I’ll have enough room in my stomach to try all the possibilities. Got to leave room for delicious beer as well.

Huck tries a taster at Devil's Backbone!

The festival runs Friday through Sunday with plenty of activities to keep everyone happy. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a few miles away just past Wintergreen Resort, not that you would want to leave…

We will be interviewing some of the artists and many of the celebrants while we are there. We plan to camp onsite so we can get the whole experience.

I lived near the location for several years back in the ’70s and ’80s and worked as a ski patroller for five years at Wintergreen and am looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones! I hope to see you there – it’s going to be a great time!


Lassaz les bon temps roulez!

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