Pharsalia Folk Festival


    What a wonderful day for the Pharsalia Folk Festival. You’ve read about it in our April issue of the magazine. Today we went out and spent some time there. Huge turnout for the event and Sunday looks to be as beautiful a day as Saturday. So if you haven’t made it out there yet, make sure you go on Sunday!

    All Photos: Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine

    Doug Coleman
    Above Doug Coleman of The Wintergreen Nature Foundation, dressed as Patrick Henry, chats with one of the people dropping by.

    banjo player
    Here a young man from Amherst County plays tunes from the festival time period

    Hilltop Berry
    Kim Pugh of Hilltop Berry Farm & Winery pours wine for one of the folks at the festival. They along with Wintergreen Winery were making sure folks never got thirsty!

    Dick Morgan & Yvette
    Dick Morgan of Pharsalia chauffeurs Yvette along. Now that’s riding in style. We don’t think they had a Polaris back then!

    Robert Ballard
    Robert Ballard demonstrates how stone walls and foundations were created in the early days using only gravity and friction.

    Pharsalia Front
    There are many, many “in costume” period demonstrations. Here’s one in front of the main house at Pharsalia.

    This is just a small sample of what you will see at the Folk Festival, be sure to make it out Sunday if you haven’t had the chance.


    1. We agreee David & Sherri! The event was a complete success from what we understand. Just spoke to Bob Greer of Nelson Rotary today, and he said they were very pleased. Those guys along with all of the volunteers worked hard to make this it a great success!


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