Moonshine Heritage Car Show

The 6th Annual Moonshine Heritage Car Show will be held on Saturday April 24, 2021 from 9am-2pm. Food will be available from Bowling’s Hot Dogs and Exclusive Event T-Shirts will be available for purchase. Held on the beautiful campus of Ferrum College, the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum’s Moonshine Heritage Car Show annually hosts over…

Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum of Ferrum College presents the annual Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival! Offering over 25 different workshops, Special Virginia & Appalachian Tune Workshops, Nightly Jam Sessions, a Dulcimer Orchestra, and Evening Concerts; the Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival is one of the best values of its kind! “Fun and friendly people, gifted…

Blue Ridge Herb Lore Gathering

The 3rd annual Blue Ridge Herb Lore Gathering will be held at Ferrum College and is for new, intermediate, and advanced level herbalists. Attendees will choose 2 classes to take, participate in an herbal identification walk in the morning, and enjoy a roundtable of speakers sharing their expertise about healthy herbal lifestyles. Experience onsite acupuncture,…

Homeschooler’s Day Camps

Join us on the 1800’s farmstead as we experience all sorts of “hands on” activities! Each of our seasonal events are unique in their own way. Past events have included : Ox Driving, Tomahawk Throwing, Cider Making, Blacksmithing, Broom Making, Firing a Flintlock Rifle, and Crafting Traditional Christmas Decorations. Be sure to check out our Facebook page…

Blue Ridge Quilt Exhibition

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA

Blue Ridge Quilt Exhibition : A Day of Exploration Join us for a day filled with gorgeous handmade quilts and the opportunity to have your quilt reviewed by Neva Hart, nationally recognized quilt expert. Space is limited to the number of quilts for the exhibit and for the consultation. Please sign up for either or…

A History of Franklin County High School – Book Signing

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA

Please join us on August 25th from 4-7 pm for a book signing by Benny Gibson, former Franklin County educator and administrator. His book, A History of Franklin County High School will be available for sale. We are so pleased that Benny used the BRIM's "Dorothy Cundiff Collection" as a research source.

Blue Ridge Plant & Seed Swap

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA

Join us for our biannual FREE plant & seed swap at the 1800's Blue Ridge Farm Museum under the Leo Scott Pavilion. You don't have to bring anything in order to attend. There will be some items for sale. Please be sure and label all seed packets

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

Ferrum College 215 Ferrum Mountain Road, Ferrum, VA

For 49 years on the fourth Saturday of October, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival has brought together a host of musicians, moonshiners, craftspeople, cooks, motorheads, mule jumpers, horse pullers, coon dog racers, antique tractor buffs, and old-time gamers for a celebration of the rich heritage and traditions of the region. Our festival participants are the…

Christmas at the Farm

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA

Join us at the 1800s Blue Ridge Farm Museum for a traditional Christmas in the Blue Ridge! We will have cookies, cider, and a variety of vendors selling Christmas gifts at the pavilion. The Farm House will be open and the farm will be lit with lanterns. This annual event is FREE and open to…

Paint Nite at the BRIM

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA

Join us at the BRIM for our very first Paint Nite! You'll be painting a night scene of our magnificent historic log bank barn at our 1800 Heritage Farm Museum! Under the guidance of Michele Ross Walter, who was recently featured in our Southwest Virginia Plein Air Painters' Exhibit, you will craft your own masterpiece.…


Photos at the 1800 Farm!

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA

Have your spring photo session at our beautiful 1800 farm museum! We've partnered with Brad Holley Photography, a dynamic husband and wife team, to capture special family photos in a unique setting! It's the ideal time for those adorable Easter photos of children or grandchildren! These "mini sessions" will provide you with 5 photos in…

Event Series Monday Night Jam

Monday Night Jam

The Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA

Did you know we are a major venue on The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail? And every Monday at 7:00, you can join us for an evening of authentic old-time and bluegrass music. We have plenty of chairs for everyone and if you have mobility issues, or you’re carrying a big instrument, you can…