The Homecoming Festival

3 days of music & art
Alleghany County, Virginia

june 9th - 11th, 2017

 
 
 
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The Homecoming experience

a festival for folks who used to go to festivals...

The Homecoming Festival, is a homegrown, 3-day camping optional celebration of Virginia, filled with intimate musical & art filled experiences- complete with fireworks! Limited to 3,000 people, you can relax, sprawl out, and start a new Virginia tradition with friends year after year.

Honoring Virginia musicians and artisans, this year we spotlight on Glass Blowers, Blacksmiths, Potters & Painters! We will also celebrate members of the Virginia Craft Brewery Guild. What unifies this festival is the love for our beautiful state, and all of its colorful magic makers.

Come for the music, the art, or the beer- but get your tickets in advance, they WILL SELL OUT!

 
 
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EATS,TREATS & Watering holes

STARR HILL, Devils Backbone, bold rock ciderY, & pale fire brewery
 

We are excited to have one of Virginia's founding craft breweries, Starr Hill, represent Homecoming with us this June!  The second oldest craft brewery in Virginia, their ever crowd pleasing Northern Lights, IPA is a great choice to kick-start your weekend!

The crafty youngsters on board this year, are also serving up tasty Virginia nectar, and are not to be missed! Devil's Backbone, Bold Rock Cidery and Pale Fire Brewery out of Harrisonburg, VA will be taking the stage and packing the thunder!  

Foodies will be pleased with this years selections as we host folks serving up Farm to Table Freshness, Asian Dumplings & Noodle Dishes, Artisan Grilled Cheese, Fresh Roasted Coffee & Homemade Doughnuts, Pork Rinds, Grilled Pizzas, Homemade Ice Cream, and Virginia BBQ Smoked and Prepared On-Site!

 

 
 
 
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Live Music

Celebrating Virginia Musicians 

 

We couldn’t be more honored to host some of the most talented and inventive musicians to come out of Virginia! From reggae, to bluegrass, below is a list of the incredible, established & rising talent that will be joining us during our 2017 Homecoming weekend. Put your dancing shoes on, or kick em' off-  but get ready to dance!


 
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The Blues

revelator hill- Arlington, VA

smokestack lightnin' blues- snow creek, VA 


Bluegrass & Country

Divided highway w/ Denny Fitzgerald- alleghany, va

Gold Top County Ramblers-Sperryville, VA

Chamomile & WHISKEY- Charlottesville, VA

THE VA FAST- 
clifton forge, VA

soco loco- orange, va

 


Alt Country & Americana

The Seay Brothers- Covington, VA

joe coffman & friends-
waynesboro, va

The Reliefs-
Clifton Forge, VA

Chad Nickell & Loose Change- Covington, VA

matt Mullins & the breakdowns-snowville, va

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Rock N' Roll & More!

The Southern Belles- Richmond, VA

santana hope- clifton forge, va

Big Mama Shakes- Richmond, VA

Eleven South- Roanoke, VA

Adwela & the Uprising- fredericksburg, VA

The Magic Honky Tonk Band, Staunton, VA

A Rally Cry- Covington, VA

rikki shay- richmond, va

 

 

 

 
 
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sunday fun-day!

A Festival within a Festival!

While kids are welcome all three days of the Homecoming event, Sunday has been specially crafted just for the little ones.

Sunday-Funday will include a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Inflatable Fun, including a 40 ft Obstacle Course, Double Slide, Bouncy House, a Wildlife Show brought to you by the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Cotton Candy, & More! The Kids Festival kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, June 11th, and single day passes are available for families here!

 

 

Lodging & Camping

 

Tent camping is FREE, available on-site, and just steps away from the action! Pop-Up Campers are $25 per spot, and RV & Campers are $60 per spot and include waste removal on Sunday, June 11th. Power and water connections are not available. RV/Camper & Pop-Up Camper tickets must be purchased online in advance no later than June 5th at 11:00am. 
Designated camping area includes porta-potties close by with hand-washing facilities. Coolers are permitted, but glass is prohibited. There are some restrictions with camping on-site, so if you plan on doing any cooking, lighting a personal campfire, or need power & water, check out Douthat State Park, which is located just down the road. Clifton Forge, Covington & Lexington, VA offer B&B, hotel and motel options.

Visit our FAQ page for more details.

 

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