Children’s Universe

FloydFest Loves Families

Perhaps an even greater joy than being named "Best Festival" by Blue Ridge Outdoors’ readers in multiple 'Best of the Blue Ridge' Competitions, 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 venue, 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 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.

Ongoing activities include a toddler playground, family sized sandbox, rock stacking, a huge wooden play arc and more! We even feature an area for changing diapers, feeding little ones, etc.

Join us midday on Saturday during FloydFest 23~Forever for our annual PEACE PARADE! Bring your own costumes and instruments or borrow from our stash and join jugglers, puppets, stilt walkers and musicians, (and any and everybody else!) as we parade around the FloydFest site. Check the printed FloydFest program & app for official parade start time.