50 Years of Love – Special happenings in 2019

 “Virginia is for Lovers” turns 50 in 2019 – and Floyd, VA is celebrating with them!

Virginia is for Lovers was established in 1969, 50 years ago, and has become one of the most beloved and well-known logos/ slogans in the world.  While it has meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people, one thing has never changed – the Love.

In 2019, Virginia Tourism Corporation is celebrating with special experiences across the state, “Our goal is to celebrate 50 Years of Love in 2019 by having promotions that last for 50 days with a 50 Years of Love presence at wineries, breweries, festivals, hotels, restaurants, small businesses, etc. across the state.

Floyd’s 50 Years of Love Celebration July 27 – September 14

Join us in Floyd as we celebrate with Specialty Events, Exhibits, Giveaways and Special Products and Promotions throughout the town and county.  We kick off our celebration on Saturday, July 27 at Floydfest and our close on Saturday, September 14 at our Floyd County Fair.

Samplings of our specials during our 50-day Floyd Celebration include:

Special Offers & Products: 

  Promotional sweepstakes giveaways single and couple 5-day Floydfest tickets –  May 15 through June 7. go to VisitFloydVA Facebook page top post to sign up! (Floydfest is July 24-28)

Floyd Yoga Jam offering $50 off two 4Day passes.

get tickets at www.FloydYogaJam.net Use code VirginiaIsForLovers50 (Yoga Jam August – Sept 1) .  you can get this discount at any point ordering tickets (dont have to wait!)

  Promotional giveaways of limited edition 50 Years of Love Hats, Beer mugs, Wine glasses, Coffee blends, Chocolate and more! Sign up at our Floyd Visitor Center for big LOVE Gift Basket during your Floyd visit – and watch for details at businesses on other giveaways!

  Living Light River Studio –  a 50-minute massage for $50 and 50-minute yoga class for $5

  On the Water Outfitters –  $50 floats for couples on Wednesdays

  Dogtown Roadhouse –  tap takeover with Starr Hills THE LOVE wheat beer & Food Lovers special coursed Meal Packages for couples.

  Red Rooster Coffee – special commemorative coffee blend sold locally and on-line with limited-edition 50 Years design elements; At Floyd location specialty drinks inspired by the campaign and offer “1969” prices

  Cocoa Mia will have a specialty 50 Years of Love truffle and other delights

  Five Mile Mountain Distillery  – specialty cocktail in honor of 50 Years of Love

Buffalo Mountain Brewery – special new craft beer Belgian Cherry Wit Beer. What shall we name it?

Troika Contemporary Craft Gallery  – Weekly drawings for free gifts!

Studio 221 Yoga, Wellness & Community Center  – Offering 50 days of Mindfulness with resources & activities to promote individual & community Mindfulness

County Sales – A special collection of “50 Years of Traditional Music in Virginia” featured in store and on-line.

Buffalo Mountain Adventures will provide Shuttle Services throughout our 50 Years of Love celebration. Watch for shuttle options and special itineraries!

Lodging Specials  (BOOK now!) 

Cabins Off The Parkway  — one cabin themed 50 Years of Love, $50 Off 3-night stay, 50th Anniversary celebrations!

  Pine Tavern Lodge & Hotel Floyd  – themed 50 Years of Love suites.

Apple Ridge Farm – themed 50 Years of Love Caboose Car (Red CC #3), 50% off all Caboose rentals on Wednesdays.

Chantilly Farm – 50% off 3rd night of camping

  Stonewall B&B – 50% off Black Dog Festival tickets for each guest that books a 2-night stay during festival (August 10 weekend)

Special Events & Happenings:

July 24-July 28 – FLOYDFEST

Kick off our Floyd 50 Years of LOVE celebration at Floydfest! Come by our Floyd booth at entrance of festival to sign up for our 50 Years of Love gift baskets giveaways, Groovy photo opps and other specials!

July 26 – Floyd Thyme Podcast –

Join Beth Burgess and Siobhan Boothe on Floyd Thyme’s Episode 15. In this episode, the winners form Top 50 Floyd Thymers list featured, along with a talk about our 50 Years of Love Floyd campaign and reminisce about Floyd 50 years ago.

Fridays at Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary

The farm will be open for visits on Fridays, 11am- 6pm. Tour our farm & visit the bees. Mention 50 Years of Love and get a free tour with our beekeeper

Sat August 10 Black Dog Beach Festival – Chateau Morrisette Winery –  12-5pm

special photo opps and giveaways! 

August 10   Apple Ridge Farm Adventure Day & Open House  – 12-5pm 

with outdoor activities including: zipline, climbing tower, swimming pool and nature hikes,. The high ropes activities will be at 50% off regular price.

August 10 SUMMER OF LOVE PARTY – Dogtown Roadhouse – 8pm

  With Retro Soul vibes, The LOVE and other VA Favorites on tap, Steal the Pint glass, Groovy Photo Opps  – let’s get GROOVY!

  AUGUST 24 – SALSA MAKING WORKSHOP

Some like it Hot HOT – learn how to make fresh salsa at the EcoVillage Farm

August 16-17 – Cirque du Floyd at Chantilly Farm

Mesmerizing entertainment with performances by NY City’s Imaginaerial, magicians, Jugglers, participatory workshops, live music and more!

Thursdays August 1, 15, 29 –

Small Town Summer – Concerts & Fun in the Park.  check for details on website calendar 

Thursdays August 8, 22 & Sept 5 & 12 –

Hotel Floyd Concert Series at their outdoor Pavilion


September 7 – The Floyd Americana Festival, 1-6pm

Join us for the 1st year of The Floyd Americana Festival with incredible local Floyd musicians



September 7 – Floyd Radio Show –

Opening the shows season with 50 Years of Love themed show! Floyd Country Store

August 30 – Sept 1 – Floyd Yoga Jam –

Ticket specials! $50 off two 4Day passes. Use code VirginiaIsForLovers50.   and special LOVE activities and photo opps

September 14 – Historical Society Celebrating 50 Years of Love

  10:30am – noon at The Floyd Center for the Arts

We would like to celebrate your momentous life occasions from 1969. Did you get married, graduate, visit somewhere special, celebrate a special anniversary or do you simply have a special memory you would like to share from the year 1969? We are looking forward to hearing from anyone who can contribute local happenings to our collective story in celebration of the state slogan. Feel free to write, call or email with your stories before September 1st and be a part of the celebration on September 14th.

September 14 – County Fair

Watch for special LOVE activities at the Fair at Chantilly Farm

 September 14 – Healthy Floyd 5k Run/ Walk

At Chantilly Farm  – Celebrating the LOVE of health & healthy families