“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 bar. www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.