About Us

How It All Began…

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Front Porch Fest was created at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, Virginia. It started as a gathering of friends and family; a going away celebration for one of our own. With the fire burning high and night falling, everyone gathered to enjoy the music being made by some close friends; Poverty Level, The Celthix, David Via…

We awoke the next morning to the smell of breakfast on the stove, the sight of tents adorning the edge of the woods, and the sweet sound of Michael Franti coming through the speakers. As we sat on the front porch reminiscing about the previous night, a EUREKA moment struck. Why not recreate this weekend every year? And in this moment of clarity, the Front Porch Fest seed was planted.

How It Goes Down…

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The festival is produced by a group of family, friends and funsters inspired by the idea that life is enriched by art, with music at its soul. Lovers of music come together in an intimate outdoor setting where the distinction between artist and audience is blurred. Local, regional and national musicians showcase their talent on three stages with no overlapping sets so that you never have to miss a beat. Front Porch Fest is a family friendly event, so bring the kids! They can groove to the tunes while doing arts & crafts in the Children’s Area. There is an Awareness Village, which provides information on different causes that are important to the area. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to camp with us! There is both field and woods camping on site, with food and merchandise vendors to help make your weekend more enjoyable.

Where It Goes Down…

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Spirit Haven Farm is located on a 130 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Stuart, Virginia. For the Eutsler family, it is the realization of a dream. Spirit Haven Farm is named for the knack it has of making its inhabitants feel at peace. Spirit Haven is a working farm where several species of uncommon animals are raised; St. Croix sheep, Myotonic or “Tennessee Fainting” goats, blue-egg-laying Americana chickens, acrobatic Breslauer Tumbler and Birmingham Roller pigeons. Visitors to Spirit Haven will also see horses and peafowl roaming the property along with their less-domesticated neighbors, White-tailed deer, turkey, bobcats and the occasional Black bear. The Eustler family can’t help but share this land and the energy is emanates with like-minded folks. They sometimes offer workshops and retreats that emphasize Arts and Music. Their main yearly event is Darbukastani Independence Days, a four-day festival based around Central Asian music and dance, drawing people from many different corners of the world. They also host smaller local events featuring Bluegrass, Folk and Celtic music and dance. We are elated to be able to call Spirit Haven Farm home to Front Porch Fest and emphatically thank the Eutsler’s for everything they do!

How We Give Back…

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Proceeds from the festival are donated to the Patrick County Food Bank, Caring Hearts Free Clinic and the Patrick County Skate Park. We think it’s imperative to give back to the community and Front Porch Fest is our way of making a difference in our little area of the planet.. Our partnerships with community organizations brings not only hope for their cause but also allows patrons the opportunity to learn more about the initiatives that work so hard to do good in our community. We’re always looking for more ways to spread our impact in the community, so please let us know of any special efforts in and around the area that may align with our vision. We strive to make you feel at home and at peace and we think you’ll agree that Front Porch Fest is like no other.