2018 Schedule

Campground opens Thursday, July 26 at 4:00pm


7pm, July 27

Friday Night Appalachian Barn Dance

Appalachian Barn Dance, Lakeview Shelter, Gap Civil Band, Dance Caller is John Turner;  four couple figures, Big Circles, Reels, Flat Foot and Two Step Dances; All levels, Beginners welcome; Admission $5


Gap Civil Band

Gap Civil Old Time Band was formed in 2017 to play local square dances. But they have taken off from there and now play a variety of venues. The band members are a line-up of experienced musicians including founder and fiddler Lucas Pasley, Caroline Beverley on guitar, Chris Johnson on banjo, and Iboya Pasley on bass. Gap Civil’s music is a mix between tradition old time, classic country, and original songs written by Carolina Beverley. Whether it’s a driving flat foot tune or a belt buckle shining two step, dancers everywhere love to take to the dance floor when Gap Civil starts up! The band loves playing for people that love music!


11:00 am Saturday, July 28

WKSK’s Bluegrass and Old Time Radio  Show with Gary Poe. Broadcast LIVE from Blevins Shelter featuring Crooked Road Ramblers

The Crooked Road Ramblers are an old-time band from Southwest Virginia, steeped in the traditional music of the Blue Ridge. You can find them providing a mixture of instrumental dance music, old ballads and traditional country and bluegrass at notable venues across the region like the Carter Family Fold, Houstonfest, the Albert Hash Memorial Festival, and the Wayne Henderson Festival They have won 1st place in the old-time band category at the Ashe County, Alleghany County, Laurel Bloomery, Fries & Union Grove Fiddlers Conventions in addition to being named the old time instrumental group of the year at the 2014 Blue Ridge Acoustic Uprising.  Band members include: Kilby Spencer, John Perry, Donald Hill, Kelley Breiding and Karen Carr.




Gates Open to the Public



WKSK’s Bluegrass and Old Time Radio  Show with Gary Poe. Broadcast LIVE from Blevins Shelter featuring  Crooked Road Ramblers

Youth Individual and Band Competitions


Adult Individual Competitions


Dance Competitions


Youth Award Presentations


Adult Band Competition


Adult Award Presentations