We LOVE Bath Jamboree to be held at Windy Cove Picnic Pavillion

Top-notch Bluegrass music, antique tractors, a hot dog lunch, and good company could make for a fine fall afternoon on Saturday.   Pastor Rob Sherrard of Windy Cove Church near Millboro Springs spoke about the event the church has planned for the whole community. Music will be provided by the Harwell Grice Band from Rocky Mount.

Rob Sherrard:

“The leader of that band is an excellent mandolin player by the name of Josh Grice, and he is also a teacher in the Rocky Mount School System. He is going to bring his band to be with us. They are an excellent blue grass band. I’ve heard them several times myself, and I can guarantee you that no one will be disappointed with the quality of the music on the jamboree day.”

The Jamboree begins at 1:00 and will go until around 4:00. It is a free event. Everyone is welcomed at a simple meal during that time too.

Where is the jamboree going to be held?

The jamboree is going to be held at the Windy Cove Picnic Pavillion. Most people will recognize that’s directly across the road from the Kool-Dri Plant in Eastern Bath County, just after you come through Panther Gap. And it’s actually about four miles east of the church location of Windy Cove, but we have our sign out on the road there of the Windy Cove Picnic Pavillion.


Will there be anything eye-catching that might be out by the road that would draw people in just in case they haven’t heard about this ahead of time?

“Well, we know that there’s just a general love of tractors in Bath County. We know that tractor pulls are very popular. We don’t have a space for a tractor pull, but we are going to have some antique tractors parked along the road. One of our elders here at Windy Cove, Sam Hepler is in charge of that, and Sam’s got a lot of friends that have some older tractors that would be fun to look at, and talk about. So we expect to have some antique tractors along the road that might attract a few people as well. Just give some of our good Bath County people some time to talk to each other, not just about tractors, but about life in Bath County, and their friendships as well.”

Rob Sherrard continued,

“We expect people will come at different times of the day. Now we do have the meal planned for about an hour during that day’s time. So, you can look at our schedule, and see when the meal will be actually served. They’re welcome to come for any of the day, all of the day, part of the day, or any time that suits their schedule.


After the past couple of weekends, there are probably plenty of people looking forward to a chance to get out and visit and reconnect. The big picnic pavilion on a sunny hillside with great live music could be just the place.





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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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