Things to Do in Floyd

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It has been reported that at least one out of every ten people in Floyd are musicians or artists (and I think the number is closer to 1 in 8), making Floyd the most creative place per-capita of any place in Virginia (if not the world!) Although the county is small enough to only have one single traffic light, it boasts around 10 art galleries, many artists’ studios that you can visit, two antique stores and plenty of live music venues on the weekend. Starting in the Spring and going until late into the Autumn is the Friday Night Artisans Market, with the same space utilized on Saturday morning for the Farmer’s Market. The Friday Night Artisans Market has a rich variety of pottery, wood-carving, quilted and sewn crafts, blacksmithing, glasswork, artwork, handcrafted jewelry, and tie-dye. While the Saturday morning Farmers Market has homemade goodies, organic fresh-roasted coffee, and a glorious bounty of vegetables, fruits and farm raised meats from the many organic farms around the county.

The Green Man Inn is easy walking distance from a variety of restaurants; from a hearty country breakfast at the Blue Ridge Diner or an organic fresh-roasted coffee with home-made baked goods (including gluten-free or dairy-free choices) at Black Water Loft. Great lunch choices at the Jingle Tap Cafe in the Floyd Country Store with fresh made soup, sandwiches and baked goods or an inexpensive Mexican lunch at El Charro Mexican Grill. For dinner, we’re practically next door to Oddfellas Cantina with locally sourced organic food, local wines and light Tapas choices or walk down to Dogtown Roadhouse for amazing pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven, as well as hand-crafted beer. And to finish it off there’s authentic Italian ice or locally made cashew-cream dairy-free ice-cream at Mickey-Freeze or churned-in-front-of-your-eyes homemade ice cream at the Country Creamery.