The Wayside Bluegrass Festivals first began in 1973‚ and are continuing to provide a beautiful festival venue for old-time and bluegrass music in the Blue Ridge. Located in Patrick County‚ the Wayside Park sponsors bluegrass festivals‚ in July. (Please call for exact dates.) Camping is available with electric hookups and shade trees are abundant. Also‚ the park provides concessions‚ a kitchen‚ showers‚ and a 5 acre pond. The amphitheater stage is located in a nice shady spot in the park. The Wayside Bluegrass Festivals attract folks from all over including Canada and Japan.