Farmfest at Glade Road Growing

September 1, 2018

A Family-Friendly Event to Celebrate Land Conservation & Local Agriculture

The Event: 5-10pm at Glade Road Growing, across from Heritage Park.

The Details: Live music with Swampcandy, a farm tour, a bird walk, activities for kids – making bird feeders. 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, to help people learn more about dairy farming.

The Band: 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.

The Land: 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.

The Cost: Admission is $10 and kids under 12 get in free. Online ticket sales are closed, please pay for admission at the event.

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

Schedule:  5-6pm – Farm Tour
6-10pm – music, food, drink, ice cream
6-8pm – Make bird houses at the kid’s tent
6:45-7:15 – Guided bird walk

Note: 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.

We hope to see you there!


Leading Sponsor – Platinum Level

Gold Level Sponsors

Bill and Janet Ellenbogen

Silver Level Sponsors