The Festy Experience – The Best Family Friendly Festival That You Should Go To

Karin McLaughlin
By Karin McLaughlin / September 27, 2018
The Festy Experience (Photo Credit: Camden Littleton)

​For the rageaholic, stay up all night festival goers, sadly our season is coming to an end.  For the family that wants to experience the same fun and music minus the crowd, fear not, we have something special for you -the 'Telluride of the East' is coming in just two short weekends.  At a beautiful farm located in the heart of the Blue Ridge, at a time of year where the scenery is unbeatable, Infinity Downs Farm, which plays host to another festival with a much bigger crowd earlier in the season, gets a post Labor Day remodel to appeal to a much more family-oriented, mellow attendee.  While most go to a festival to disconnect and possibly disappear into a musical abyss, The Festy Experience does the opposite and cultivates an atmosphere enticing family to come together and reconnect.  

The Festy Experience Schedule

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The Festy Experience

Offering an easy, day experience or the option of spending the entire weekend at the farm, Festy offers multiple possibilities for people to come enjoy the music, meadow and friendly atmosphere.  The team at Festy works to make sure you can bring little ones along without worrying about being packed like sardines to see heavy hitters like Greensky Bluegrass, who plays Friday night.   They also take into consideration that there are folks who want to see performers that would normally headline other festivals, but at a much more feasible time, allowing bed times, other obligations and getting home with younger kids in tow a task easily attainable.  

The Festy Experience

Partnering with Hearth Songs, a popular toy company, to bring a kids zone that is easily accessible while still being in perfect view of the stage means no having to miss out on any aspect of the festival.  ​A line up having the big names that the 2018 list boasts, due to excellent planning, you also never have to worry about missing out on one artist to see another.  Ricky Skaggs, Fruition, Billy Strings and the already mentioned Greensky are wrapping up a summer-long fun run, as far as touring goes, and get to welcome Fall in Virginia at Infinity Downs with some great company.

​Also joining the fun to provide the entertainment between sets, is Nick Forester, co-host and founder of hit, music-centric podcast, eTown.  He'll be doing a special onsite version of the show he's calling Almost eTown, and also interviewing artists, providing more intimate access to the entertainment than some other big name festivals.  

A festival on the smaller scale, that encourages you to come not only enjoy great music but also great company, also gets to claim one of the best places to be in the early October weekends home.  The Blue Ridge Moutains as the leaves change color and start to fall, has made countless lists of 'Best Places to Visit in the Fall Months' and it makes the road to Infinity Downs that much more beautiful and enjoyable to come and go from.  Pick a day with your favorite artist, pack the car and wind down Skyline Drive to enjoy breathtaking scenery.  Another perk of Festy is the completely affordable options for a day pass for every member of the crew without having to worry about all the planning necessary for a multi-night stay.  Unlike other crowds peaking at 20,000 plus, Festy keeps it on the smaller scale with only 7,000 - 8,000 tickets avaialable, which means that you can come spread out, dance your way to the front and meet folks that are easy to find again.  


Ticket Prices Increase SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 at 11:59pm

Festival Details

Festival Details

Festival

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Friday October 5 - Sunday, October 7, 2018



The Festy Experience

https://www.thefesty.com

Infinity Downs Farm

1500 Diggs Mountain Rd

Arrington, VA 22922

(Google Maps Link)


Tickets Prices Increase Sep 30 at 11:59PM

Single Day & 3-Day Passes Availalbe


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About the author
Karin McLaughlin

Karin McLaughlin

Karin has been a live music junkie all her life, however is a fairly new fan in the world of jam bands and bluegrass. She grew up on hip hop, classic soul, motown and classic rock but has found a new home in the festival world and that is what, in part, had brought her to DC Music Review. Karin produces and hosts a weekly radio show in the area called Karin's Calendar, where she talks all about 'Where to be in the DMV'. She is very excited to be starting down a semi-new road with us and hopes to use her interview skills and write ups of shows to contribute even more to DC Music Review.