Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum

Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute, located at the eastern end of the Crooked Road, is the State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore. For over 30 years it has documented the folkways of the people living in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through gallery exhibits, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, the Blue Ridge Farm Museum, the Blue Ridge Heritage Archive, the BRI Recordings series and innovative outreach programming, the BRI promotes a special understanding of regional folklife for all ages and audiences.

More information on the Blue Ridge Institute and Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, a Crooked Road Major Venue, is available at


On The Crooked Road: Blue Ridge Institute is sponsored in part by