Farmfest at Glade Road Growing

September 1, 2018

This is a Family-Friendly Event to Celebrate Land Conservation & Local Agriculture

The New River Land Trust is hosting Farmfest from 5-10pm at Glade Road Growing, 2351 Glade Road in Blacksburg, across from Heritage Park. There will be live music with Swampcandy starting at 6pm, a farm tour led by Jason Pall from 5-6pm and activities for kids, including a bird walk.  Local food and refreshments will be available for sale: beer from Rising Silo Brewery, food from Tabula Rasa on Glade, and ice cream from Homestead Creamery. In addition, two calves are on tour with Homestead Creamery staff, to help people learn more about dairy farming.

Swampcandy is an internationally touring, primitive blues influenced Americana duo. Ruben Dobbs’ aggressive finger-picking and rhythmic style (which often adds up to sounding like more than one guitar) combined with Joey Mitchell’s bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass throttling (representing the presence of a full drum kit) easily fill up the sonic space normally created by a trio or even a four-piece. Dobbs’ soulful, passionate vocals are the glue that holds it all together and makes the band tick.

The Bixler family placed a conservation easement on the 48-acre farm property 2014. New River Land Trust holds the easement and protects the farm from development, ensuring its availability for agricultural and other traditional rural uses for future generations.

Admission is $10 and kids under 12 get in free. Get your tickets online ->>>> HERE

Net proceeds go to benefit the Land Trust’s conservation work in the NRV.

Parking is limited – carpool (3 or more people in a car) and park free, or bike to the event and get a free ice cream!  All other parking is $5.


Leading Sponsor – Platinum Level

Gold Level Sponsors

Bill and Janet Ellenbogen

Silver Level Sponsors