Amazon Prime Days start today, so be sure to check out all the Prime member-exclusive launches, as well as the “epic deals” Amazon has promised us. Here at FPF, we’ve put together a shopping list of festival essentials (and some fun extras) available on Amazon Prime. While you are shopping, be certain to use our Amazon Smile shopping link to donate a portion of your purchase prices to the One Family Productions Education Fund.Read More
To help support families who are bringing children along for the first time (or maybe not the first time!), we put together this family guide to Front Porch Fest. The parents on our staff shared some of their favorite tricks for keeping kids safe and happy, and we also rounded up some of the best tips out there for making your family festival excursion an excellent experience.Read More
Today we celebrate Earth Day by highlighting the many ways Front Porch Fest loves our planet. From the beginning, Front Porch Fest has been dedicated to having a small footprint, and minimizing its impact on the environmentRead More
As One Family Productions begins to dive into its second decade as the producers of Front Porch Fest, I took some time to talk with the directors of the festival. They gave me some insight into the lessons they’ve learned, what they see coming next for the festival, and the messages they have for veteran festival-goers and first time attendants.Read More
Where do we start? What do we bring? What do we leave?
We’ve compiled a list of ‘ne-fest-ities’ (festival necessities, see what we did?) to help your packing process.Read More
Music festivals are, for many people, like mini-vacations; all the fun of getting away from home without travelling for hours or even days. The positive, cash-saving benefits of a small, grassroots festival like Front Porch Fest are almost endless, but a big question first time festival-goers often struggle with is, “Where will I sleep?” Unlike the beach vacation you planned, festivals don’t have a strip of hotels and houses at the doorstep, so what are the options?Read More
This week, the FPF team is gearing up to launch our annual volunteer drive, so it’s the perfect opportunity to revisit one of our popular blog posts from last year – Why Volunteer at Front Porch Fest?
As a veteran volunteer explained, “You’ve not fully experienced a festival until you’ve worked behind the scenes, witnessing all the planning, the manual labor, and the tedious detail that are involved in getting this amazing weekend off the ground.”Read More
Front Porch Fest (FPF) was created at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Patrick County, Virginia. In 2008, it started as a gathering of friends and family; a going away celebration. Bands played on the porch of the house and friends sat together on blankets around a small fire pit enjoying the music. A seed was planted that night and in 2009, the first annual Front Porch Fest was established.Read More