Children’s Universe

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FloydFest Loves Families

Perhaps an even greater joy than being named “Best Festival” by Blue Ridge Outdoors’ readers in the Best of the Blue Ridge Competition, was that FloydFest was also named “Best Kid-Friendly Outdoor Destination.” Why? Because, creating a sanctuary for families and children has always been a top priority for Across-the-Way Productions.

At FloydFest, kids are never an afterthought — they’re a centerpiece! Our Children’s Universe encompasses several acres of prime real estate in our main field area, such that kids can engage in a variety of workshops, a tether-ball match, or debut an act during the kids’ Open Mic, and parents aren’t missing their favorite set on the Dreaming Creek Main Stage!

Diligent, purposeful programming is applied to our CU, just like every other stage and area at FloydFest. We have a dedicated stage with performances by and for kids of all ages. Details will be published later in the season.

Ongoing activities include a toddler playground, family sized sandbox, rock stacking, a huge wooden play arc and more! Our “family tent,” sponsored by Little Planets, offers a semi-private area for changing diapers, feeding little ones, etc.

Join us mid-day on Saturday for our annual PEACE PARADE! Bring your own costumes and instruments or borrow from our stash and join Becki the Balloon Lady, jugglers, puppets, stilt walkers and musicians, (and any and everybody else!) as we parade around the FloydFest site. Check the printed FloydFest program & FloydFest app for official parade start time.

Bandcamp from Floyd Music School
Kids, join the amazingly funny and talented teachers from Floyd Music School as we start our own band!
We will meet Thursday through Sunday mornings on the Forever Young Stage, and work up a setlist for our gig, Sunday afternoon on the WSP:)
Guitars, Ukuleles, Banjos, Fiddles, Flutes, Drums, Kazoos, Voices and Clapping Hands are all welcome!

Bandcamp Hours are:
Thursday 10:00-11:00am
Friday 9:00-10:00am
Saturday 10:00-11:00am
Sunday 9:00-10:00am