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 - Sept 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 close on Saturday, September 14 at our Floyd County Fair.

Samplings of our specials during our 50-day Floyd Celebration included below (additions regularly) :


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)

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 109 East Main St. Floyd  for big LOVE Gift Basket during your Floyd visit - and watch for details at businesses on other giveaways!

HATS also for sale at Visitor Center  (Black, tan, cream, navy, red with mesh and regular back).  Stop by OR call 540-745-4407

 Floyd Yoga Jam  (Labor Day weekend) offering $50 off two 4Day passes.   get tickets at www.FloydYogaJam.net Use code VirginiaIsForLovers50 (Yoga Jam August - Sept 1)

Living Light River Studio -  407 Slusher Store Rd.  Floyd  50-minute yoga class for $5. Classes are Tuesday at 9:30am & Wednesday at 6pm .  Call to schedule massage: (540) 745-5483   livinglightriverstudio.com

On the Water Outfitters$50 floats for couples on Wednesdays  540-838-1877 Call for reservation.    www.onthewaterinfloyd.com




Buffalo Mountain Ziplines - Every Thursday between July 27 and Sept 14... bring your lover and zip for $50 each. This 50 Years of Love special is for the Blue Ridge adventure tour (regularly $85 per person).  MUST CALL TO BOOK.        buffalomountainziplines.com



Dogtown Roadhouse 302 S. Locust St. Floyd (downtown Floyd) tap takeover with Starr Hills THE LOVE wheat beer & Food Lovers special coursed Meal Packages for couples.    www.dogtownroadhouse.com



 Red Rooster Coffee Roaster & Cafe - 823 East Main St Floyd VA 24091 

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 109 East Main St. Floyd has specialty 50 Years of Love chocolate barwww.cocoamiachocolates.com

      Lemon Lavender White Chocolate Truffle  &
      Orange Nut Nougat Carmel Truffle 



Five Mile Mountain Distillery  - 489 Floyd Hwy South Floyd   

         LOVE Bug cocktail -  in honor of 50 Years of Love    www.5milemountain.com






Buffalo Mountain Brewery -  332 Webbs Mill Rd. Floyd (Rt 8N)

special new craft beer Belgian Cherry Wit Beer - 

"LOVE You Cherry Much"    



Parkway Grille  - 227 N. Locust St. Floyd  -  50th customer every day gets a FREE meal! AND  Free dessert for 50th Birthdays and Anniversaries in 2019.  www.facebook.com/parkwaygrilleva/


      Floyd Country Store - 206 S. Locust St. Floyd , 50 Years of Love - Special Lovers Sundae for Two - Chocolate Cherry Almond Sundae 3 scoops of black cherry ice cream, homemade hot fudge, whip cream, candied almonds, Belgium chocolate pieces and topped with 2 chocolate covered cherries.   www.FloydCountryStore.com


County Sales - 117 S. Locust St.  Floyd  A special collection of "50 Years of Traditional Music in Virginia" featured in store and on-line.   www.countysales.com


In the Station  203 South Locust St  downtown Floyd :  ________________________________________

Troika Contemporary Craft Gallery  - Weekly drawings for free gifts!    TroikaCrafts on Facebook 

Elmas Corner -  Gift Basket giveaway - entry with $50 purchase, 50th birthday or 50th Anniversary this year

A Little Monkey Business -  special tba 

Wrenn Pottery  -    227 Remington Rd. Floyd VA   Wendy Wrenn pottery - 10% off purchases of $50 and over throughout the 50 day which will include For the LOVE of Art Tour on August 17th, and any studio visits.  Can call ahead if want, but not necessaary.  Honor system set up.  704-562-9825   www.wrennpottery.com  _________________________________________________________________________________


Bell Gallery - 112 N. Locust St.  Floyd   10% off on purchases of $50 or more of Bill Bell photography and Joanne Bell pressed flower art   bellgalleryandgarden.com


  The Maggie Gallery -187 N. Locust St. Floyd "Celebrate with Art"   The Maggie Gallery will be hosting an activity every Saturday from July 27 – September 14 during which one of our artists, artisans, or authors will provide a demonstration, a discussion, and/or book signing. Presentations  begin at 1PM, and the length of time will vary.  Details to be posted on our events calendar and website: Themaggiegallery.com


Phoenix Hardwoods  2540 Floyd Hwy N (221N) Floyd Weekly drawings for gifts – handcrafted cutting boards, clip boards, and gift certificates!" "Special gifts for those with 50th birthdays or 50th anniversaries in 2019! www.phoenix-hardwoods.com

Buffalo Mountain Adventures will provide Shuttle Services during our 50 Years of Love celebration. Watch for shuttle options and special itineraries!  AND available for groups with 20 and 24 passenger comfortable vans- contact :  (540) 755-0910 or tours@buffalomtnadv.com

                 TOURS -  August 17 Artisan Tour /  Sept 7   Zipline / Brewery Tour -   see below in events listings for details on Art Tour.  updates on Sept 7 to be posted



Lodging Specials  (BOOK now!) 

  Cabins Off The Parkway -  1969 themed cabin, $50 off 3-night stay, specials for 50th birthdays and anniversaries this year.  cabinsofftheparkway.com










Golden Maple Homestay  - 203 Fox Street Apartment B.  Floyd (downtown)  $50 off a 3-night stay, weekend of weekday, during our 50 day celebration  goldenmaplehomestays@gmail.com. (540) 759-4056 www.facebook.com/Golden-Maple-Homestays      To redeem the  offer when request for booking, let us know you are booking as part of the 50 Years of Love Event and we will send you a special offer:  bit.ly/goldenmaple1 

Bella La Vita Inn - During the 50 days, Bella will offer Chocolate and Cherry cake or candy for our guests.  $50 off of a  2 night stay Sun-Thursday.  Guest must call Bella directly to activate this offer.  540.745.2541  www.bellalavitainn.com






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

(Stay at Apple Ridge on Wed. and take a Float Wed OR Zipline on Thurs - deals!)

Chantilly Farm - 50% off 3rd night of camping  www.ChantillyFarm.com

Barn Quilt Bed & Breakfast - “50 Years of Love Special” stay three nights and get 50% off the least expensive night (excluding taxes). That is cash back since we are Airbnb.   www.barnquiltbandb.com 

Epperly Mill - 1901 -  $50.00 off 2 night minimum on weekdays Sun through Thursday.  To be redeemed by using Promo Code LoveFloyd when booking.    epperlymill.com

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

Pine Tavern Lodge - 585 Floyd Hwy N Floyd  themed 50 Years of Love suite.  www.thepinetavernlodge.com

Hotel Floyd- 300 Rick Lewis Way SE Floyd  themed 50 Years of Love suite.    www.hotelfloyd.com


Special Events & Happenings:

(For list of all happenings in Floyd during this time, visit our Events Calendar) 

July 24-July 28 - FLOYDFEST      www.floydfest.com

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!

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.    www.SpikenardFarm.org

Sat. August 3  - Gravel Camp - Cycle ride  We're putting a BIG twist on the Saturday group ride. Come to Floyd County for awesome summer gravel riding.  Super laid back, unsupported, backroads fun. More details (and some surprises) to come!  more info: www.facebook.com/GravelCamp

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

       Special photo opps and giveaways!  www.theDogs.com

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!    www.facebook.com/DogtownRoadhouse/

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!   www.ChantillyFarm.com


August 17  For the LOVE of Art - Art Tour -  

  Tour 6 artisan  studios  -  featuring 8 artisans.  Van tour with lunch provided.  $25 / $35 with lunch.   

ARTISTS include:  Wrenn Pottery Wendy Werstlein, Phoenix Hardwoods, Bill & Corinne Graefe, Wild Weeds Studio, Annie Badger,  Poor Farm Pottery, (Seth Guzovsky & Andrea Deniston together),  Frog Hollow Pottery, Ron Sutterer,  Phelps Studio, Seth Phelps          sign up for Van tour: floydstudiotour.as.me  questions  on van tour:  (540) 755-0910 or tours@buffalomtnadv.com

All sites open to public for individual visits 11am - 4:30pm.   Maps and information at Floyd Visitor Center, 109 East Main St. Floyd VA 24091  540-745-4407

August 24 -  Chamber of Commerce Rubber Duck Race - at On the Water   www.FloydChamber.org

 August  25 - Salsa Making Workshop   

       Some like it Hot HOT - learn how to make fresh salsa at the EcoVillage Farm  www.FloydEcoVillage.com

Thursdays August 1, 15, 29 - Small Town Summer Celebrations 

         Free incredible Music Concerts & Fun in the Park.   floydsmalltownsummer.com

Thursdays August 8, 22 & Sept 5 & 12 -  Hotel Floyd Concert Series at their outdoor Pavilion





September 7 -  Zipline & Brewery Tour! 












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

      Join us for the 1st year of The Floyd Americana Festival with great local Floyd musicians  www.facebook.com/events/365638760813358/



September 7 - Floyd Radio Show -

      Opening the shows season with 50 Years of Love themed show!  Floyd Country Store     www.floydcountrystore.com/radio-show


August 30 - Sept 1 - Floyd Yoga Jam -

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

September 14 - Historical Society-  Celebrating 50 Years of Love    

       10:30am - noon at The Floyd Center for the Arts    www.facebook.com/event

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 and agriculture photos of Floyd from 1969.   www.FloydVAFair.com

 September 14 - Healthy Floyd 5k Run/ Walk

      At Chantilly Farm  - Celebrating the LOVE of health & healthy families   www.HealthyFloyd.org

September 14 & 15 -  Finding Harmoy - Paintings & Pottery - Home Studio Sale        www.facebook.com/events

      A home studio sale featuring the work of Jessie Benson Fine Art and Wrenn Pottery. Join us for this two day sale at Jessie Benson's home studio. Light refreshments will be served. We will also be offering 10% off any purchases over $50 to celebrate the 50 Years of Love in Virginia. Jessie and Wendy work to create a sense of peace and harmony in their work individually and I think you will agree there is harmony in seeing their work together. Add to your collection or start a new one. We welcome you.