Day: August 16, 2004

Invasion of the Festivals

Ah, at last, the invasion of the festivals weekend has passed.

Between FloydFest (which is actually in Patrick County), the Oldtime Fiddler’s Convention (in Galax) and Steppin’ Out (in Blacksburg), last week was a case of so much music, so little time to hear it all.

You gotta wonder why people schedule these things on top of each other. It dilutes the crowds big time.

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Where’s the crowd?

It’s August. Height of the tourist season along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Yet, drive by any campground on or near the Parkway and you find many empty spaces.

A friend and I drove on the Parkway from Virginia Rte. 8 at Tuggles Gap to Staunton on Friday and saw just three cars (two oncoming and one traveling our direction) and no RVs. It’s the middle of August and no RVs on the road?

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