Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cabin Days

On Sunday we wound up in Radford for Cabin Days at the Ingles Farm. This farm belonged to William Ingles and Mary Draper and amazingly is still in the family to this day! Cabin Days was a free event with demonstrators, dressed in period clothing, telling stories of life back then.

You can click HERE to read about the Ingles family and Mary's struggle for survival after she was kidnapped by indians.

Some fun fall stuff to do this weekend:


Craftsmen's Classic Arts & Crafts Festival

With original designs and work from hundreds of artists and craftspeople. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry with a nonperishable food donation. Roanoke Civic Center Special Events Center. 853-5483.


Clifton Forge Fall Foliage Festival

With a flea market, arts and crafts, music and food. There will also be a gospel sing Saturday night at 7 p.m. Free. Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Downtown Historic Clifton Forge. 969-6573.

The Floyd Ghost Tour

An hour-long walking tour through a historic graveyard and around the center of Floyd offers spooky stories and ghost tales of days gone by. No reservations needed. 7 p.m. Meet at the Black Water Loft Coffee Shop, 117 S. Locust St., Floyd. 745-7433.


Blue Ridge Potters Guild 12th Show and Sale

Featuring functional and decorative works created by more than 60 area potters, demonstrations of various pottery techniques and a children's corner with hands-on activities. Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free. Patrick Henry High School, Roanoke. 343-1836.


Roanoke Ghost Tour

Take a trolley around the city to spot some of the most famous ghosts in town. Family-friendly; reservations are required. 7 p.m. $13. Downtown Roanoke. 206-2414.


Third Annual Crafters Fair and Fall Festival

Featuring crafters, vendors, a petting zoo, face painting, a raffle and silent auction, music, food and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 4909 North Lake Drive, Roanoke. 562-0511.


Northside Middle School 22nd Annual Holiday Craft Show

With more than 50 vendors outside and inside, a silent auction, kettle corn, apple cider, hot dogs and more. All day. Free. Northside Middle School, Roanoke. 366-1361.


The Treasure Hunters Roadshow

Anyone in the community can bring their attic treasures, and Treasure Hunters will make offers based on what collectors are willing to pay. If someone decides to sell, they will get paid on the spot. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Courtyard by Marriott, 3301 Ordway Drive, Roanoke. 217-726-7590.


  1. I love this part of our nations history.

  2. I love this too. I think it is so important to keep the past alive :-)

  3. I love this time of year because there is always something going on. We're going to a pumpkin festival this weekend.

  4. Sounds like you will very busy this weekend if you attend all these fun events.

  5. Good grief, I got tired just reading about all the things to do.

    Our annual Ocala Arts & Crafts fair will be the weekend after next...but Stone Creek is having a fair this Saturday and there is a the big Seafood Festival at Cedar Key...

    I'll bet every community is holding such events.

  6. Cabin Days sounds like a wonderful event. We have similar things here in Tennessee this time of the year. I must say that no one in Roanoke should be bored with so many different things to do.


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