The Feastival at Wytheville: Unexpected History


Bolling Wilson Hotel

170 E Main St , Wytheville VA

Central ZONE
Crooked Road Concerts


6:00 PM

Do you love fine food and beautiful boutique hotels? Are you interested in antiques, architecture, and fascinating local history that dates back to before our country’s founding? You’ll find it all at the Feastival in Wytheville. Join us at the charmingly restored Bolling Wilson Hotel, where Chef J. C. Botero of Graze on Main will charm you with a meal that honors the diverse influences on local cuisine in Wytheville. A delicious collard-and-potato empanada to begin, an apple-bourbon pork entrée and a dessert pulled from the recipe files of Edith Bolling Wilson—the first lady who was born in Wytheville, and after whom this elegant historic hotel was named. Made with locally-sourced ingredients, Chef Botero’s menu reflects his Columbian origins, his expertise in American southern cooking, local history, and influence of the thriving African American community that has helped shape Southwest Virginia history. Our after-dinner concert will feature the heavenly harmonies of the Glorylanders of New River Valley, masters of a cappella gospel. Cultures came together here along the Great Wilderness Road. Come together with us and steep yourself in our past, present, and future. You’ll enjoy good company and memorable food and music.

The Glorylanders of New River Valley hail from Radford, Virginia, and have been making stirring a capella gospel music for decades. They have performed in churches and at festivals throughout the region, as well as making recordings. Their latest recording is "Jesus Be A Fence" on Hitching Post Records. The group’s members include Tony Conner, Billy Hubbard, Richard Law, David Morton, and Odell Palmer.

Feastivals are sponsored by Blue Ridge Beverage.