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In Floyd you'll find and experience the unique and interesting. Floyd is home to world-famous live music, artists and craftsmen, wineries, friendly people, and is a popular stop along the Blue Ridge parkway. Floyd County has a strong music scene for a rural county. Three establishments in Floyd regularly offer a variety of live music during the weekends ranging from traditional styles such as Bluegrass to contemporary and alternative acts.
Best known is the Friday Night Jamboree held at The Floyd Country Store, with local and visiting musicians creating a wonderful venue for music, food, dancing and more. The annual Floyd Fest world music festival brings thousands of music-lovers to the woods of Floyd for three days of music, art, food, crafts, and other events.
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SKYLINE DRIVE... The Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. You can enter Shenandoah at four places: Front Royal near Rt. 66 and 340, Thornton Gap at Rt. 211, Swift Run Gap at Rt. 33, and Rockfish Gap at Rt. 64 and Rt. 250 (also the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway). It takes about three hours to travel the entire length of the park on a clear day.
As you travel along Skyline Drive you will notice mileposts on the west side (right side if you are traveling south) of the road. These posts help you find your way through the park and help you locate areas of interest. The mileposts begin with 0.0 at Front Royal and continue to 105 at the southern end of the park.
The speed limit is 35 mph, so you can roll down your windows, feel the breeze and experience every curve and turn of this beautiful drive. There are 75 overlooks that offer stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley to the west or the rolling Piedmont to the east. The park purposely leaves the roadsides unmowed so wildflowers put on a show all year long.