Crooked Road - Franklin, VA

Franklin County — The Eastern Gateway to The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

With a chorus of seasonal hometown festivals and country store jams nearly every day of the week, Franklin County soulfully combines the charm of casual venues, musicians by the dozens, and the authentic soundtrack of the Blue Ridge Mountains for an unrivaled, toe-tapping experience. With sentimental country songs, fiddle and banjo dance tunes, heartfelt ballads, crisp bluegrass harmonies and joyful black gospel singing, The Crooked Road in Franklin County is all about real music, real people and real memories for the making.
Between jams, take an intermission in heritage at the Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum at Ferrum College. Just a short drive from downtown Rocky Mount, it’s the first of eight major venues along The Crooked Road, home of the annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival and also recognized as Virginia’s Center for Blue Ridge Folklore.

The Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum at Ferrum College, Virginia’s State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore

Location: 20 Museum Dr., Ferrum, VA  24088 (On the campus of Ferrum College)

Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

The Farm Museum is open mid-May through mid-August
on Saturday, 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. — 5 p.m.

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Franklin County, Virginia: Discover our natural charm!

Situated along the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Franklin County is 25 miles south of Roanoke and 75 miles north of Greensboro, N.C. along Highway 220.