Take Prices Fork Rd. towards Radford until it tees into Peppers Ferry Rd. Turn right on Peppers Ferry. After passing over the New River (the big bridge) go through the first stoplight. At the second stoplight (right before the WalMart) take a right onto Bell Spring Rd. Continue down Bell Spring Rd. until you pass a small gas station on your left. Around the following curve are two roads, the first is Hickman Cemetery Rd. and the second is Highland Rd. (the sign is on the right side but the road is on the left). Take a left on Highland Rd. and continue for a few miles until you cross a one way bridge. Go .2 miles past the bridge and there will be a wooden sign for The Highland Farm on your right across from the mailbox for 6020 Highland Rd. At the end of the driveway is the gate and parking (it's about a mile long, go slow and be courteous to those leaving, it is only one lane wide!)
Grab your fiddle, stomp your feet, raise your hands high and feel the beat. During GypsyFest, a shady copse of woods becomes transformed for two days a year into a bivouac of musicians and music lovers sharing their ears, eyes, and energy with one another. We are proud to once again bring you some of the most talented regional artists in an intimate and beautiful environment.
"All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good; And spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right" If this Koan is a bit too Zen for you (then un-ask the question), enjoy the artistic activities we'll have available— or bring some of your own, after all, sharing is caring.
The only way to have a friend is to be one. GypsyFest is founded on the principle that everyone who comes is willing to be friends with everyone else. This means an open mind, an open heart, and a keen sense of respect. At its conception, GypsyFest was just a bunch of buddies hanging out on a porch and playing music. It has grown since then, but its spirit remains true to that original ideal— a sort of show-and-tell where friends reunite and bring with them the experiences, knowledge, stories, and talents that they've picked up over the past year.
Some of the local area's talented craftsmen and craftswomen will have their work on display— from clothing, woodwork, jewelry, and other bare necessities for GypsyFest life will be for sale. Be sure to check them out!
Gypsies are a rowdy fun-loving bunch; so when you get several hundred of them together in a small space it's necessary for each and every one to abide by a certain code of conduct.