Lots to do over Labor Day weekend

The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters close out the show with dancing in the aisles.
The New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters at a previous Floyd Radio Show.

Labor Day 2016 is upon us, complete with the massive Hillsville Flea Market & Gun Show, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Friday and Premier of Season 6 of The Floyd Radio Show Saturday night at The Country Store, along with yard sales galore and more.

The Flea Market & Gun Show is the area’s landmark event for the Labor Day weekend and is also the center of a string of yard sales that line the roads throughout the area for what is considered the end-of-summer holiday weekend.

In Floyd, we have Yoga Jam, which kicks off on Friday at noon Friday at 5555 Indian Valley Road near Willis and runs through Sunday.

Floyd Artists Association celebrates First Friday at the their gallery in The Station at 203 S. Locust St. from 5-8 p.m.

The Floyd Artisan Market also runs from 5-9 p.m. at the Community Market Pavilon at 205 S. Locust Street.

Street artists perform along Locust Street throughout Friday evening.

The Friday Night Jamboree starts at 6:30 p.m. at The Country Store, 206 S. Locust St. with Janet Turner & Friends, followed by The Friday Night Old Time Band at 7:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.

Floyd County High School’s Varsity Buffaloes, coming off a strong win against Hillsville in the season opener, hosts Patrick County at 7 p.m. at home.

Ripejive takes the stage at Dogtown Roadhouse, 302 S. Locust at 8 p.m.

On U.S. 221 in Hillsville on flea market weekend.
On U.S. 221 in Hillsville on flea market weekend.

Saturday, September 3

Floyd Farmers Market, Community Pavilion, 205 S. Locust, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winter Preparation at Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary,, 401 Hideaway Lane, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cider Release at Chateau Morrisette, 287 Winery Rd. (Milepost 171.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Charlie Brouwer Open Art Sculpture Studio, 268 Akers NW, Willis, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

American Afternoon at The Floyd Country Store with Hillbilly Swing with Bill Adams at noon, folk singer Laura Clark at 1:15 p.m. and Dan Hildebrand & Adonna Lemon at 2:15 p.m.

Farm to Table with Guest Chef Michael at Riverstone Organia Farm, 708 Thompson Rd. 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Season 6 of The Floyd Radio Show kicks off at The Floyd Country Store at 7:30 p.m. with guest hosts Eddie Bond and Bonnie Bond with The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, David & Linda Lay, Jon Lohman, Gunter Hauk & Rob LaPrelle.

Rag Top on stage at Dogtown Roadhouse. 8 to 11 p.m.

Sunday, September 4

Cider Release at Chateau Morrisette, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette, 1 – 5 p.m.

Sunday Music Jam @ Floyd Country Store, 1:30 to 6 p.m.

Music Jam at Wildwood Farms General Store, 2380 Floyd Hwy S., 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Open Mic at Downtown, 6 to 10 p.m.

Monday, September 5

It’s Labor Day. Have a safe and fun holiday!

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