Community News

  We are always looking for new information. Give us a call or e-mail anytime, or just stop by. Our doors are always open.

Upcoming Events at the Fries Theatre      

Every Tuesday Night 6--7:30pm--Line Dancing Classes
Every Thursday Night: 6--9pm-
-Jam Session

August 3rd: 7pm--Gap Civil Old Time Band

Call (276) 744-2531 for more information.


Fries Park Project

Donations for the Fries Park Project can now be made online by going to .  Simply click on the dropdown arrow under payment type and select Park Project Donation. A 2.5% convenience will be assessed by the site provider for credit cards and a flat fee of $1.00 will be assessed for debit cards.
Thank you for your donations to help with new park equipment for the children of Fries!


Fries Public Park Golf Tournament

Saturday, July 21st, 2018
Blue Ridge Country Club, Galax, VA 
Captains Choice
Cost: $200/4 person team
Lunch will be provided
1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes will be awarded
**Please mail team members names and check payable to:
Fries Public Park Fund
PO Box 3
Fries, VA 24330

**If Interested in Sponsorship please contact:
Kim Mallory (276) 237-8026
PO Box 3
Fries, VA 24330

All proceeds will to towards purchasing new playground
equipment for the public park in Fries, VA


Fries Farmers Market

2018 Schedule 

Sunday, May 20th, Grand Opening  1:00 pm--4:00 pm
Sunday, June 23rd,  1:00 pm--6:00 pm
Saturday, July 14th,  3:00 pm--6:00 pm
Sunday, July 29th,  1:00 pm--6:00 pm
Sunday, August 5th,  1:00 pm--4:00 pm
Sunday, August 19th,  1:00 pm--4:00 pm
Saturday, September 15th,  8:00 am--12:00 Noon
Sunday, September 30th, 1:00 pm--4:00 pm
Saturday, October 6th,  3:00 pm--6:00 pm (2018 Market Season Ends)


Call (276) 233-1104 for more information.


Fries Cruise-In  2018 Schedule

May 26th
June 9th
July 14th
August 11th
September 8th
October 6th

All held in the Fries Town Park from 3pm until dark.

Call (276) 233-1104 for more information.


Welcome to our 2 new businesses for 2018!

Sweet Lily's Ice Cream and Such
321 Firehouse Drive

located in the caboose between the start of the New River Trail and the New River and features ASHBYS'S ICE CREAM.
Contact (276) 237-3886 for more information.

New River Trail Tiny Golf and Games

329 Firehouse Drive
located just beyond the New River Trail State Park 

Games and Activities include: 9 holes of tiny golf (9 more coming soon!), Pickleball, Badminton, Bocce Ball, Croquet, Giant Jenga, Giant Four in a Row, Giant Checkers or Chess, Rollors, Kubb, Kan-Jam, Molkky, Slammo (Spikeball Style) and Ladder Golf.

Tiny Golf - 9 Holes    $3.00
(Ages 3 & Under - Free with paid adult admission)

Hourly Rates (golf & games of your choice) -   $5.00

First Responders and Active Military (with ID) - Buy 1 get 1 free.

Phone: 276-233-9719


July 4th Parade

Wednesday, July 4th at Noon.
Celebration in the ballpark following parade.
6pm will be the annual softball game. (Anyone who wants to play needs to be at the park by 5:30pm) 
Fireworks at 10pm.
Sponsored by the
Fries Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad
Go to for more information.


Grayson Landcare's Rock the River Festival

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Fries Town Park


Fries Annual Fiddlers Convention

August 17th & 18th, 2018
Competitions begin at 7pm on Friday.
Youth Competition begins at 3pm on Saturday.
Adult Competition begins at 5pm on Saturday.
Fries Ball Park

Sponsored by the Fries Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Go to for more information.


Festival by the River

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Fries Town Park

Sponsored by the Fries Community Center.
Call (276) 744-2531 for more information.


New River Trail 25k/50k 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

For more information go to

Fries Tourism also needs volunteers to help with serving food for the runners and families.  Contact (276) 233-1104 for more information.


Christmas on the Mountain

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Fries Community Center Dining Room and Gym

Call (276) 744-2531 for more information.


Fries Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sponsored by the Fries Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad

Go to for more information.


The Fries Cemetery Committee is trying to raise funds for some much needed maintenance work at the Fries Cemetery.
If you would like to make a donation, please mail to:

Fries Cemetery Committee
PO Box 974

Fries, VA 24330

For Questions or Concerns, contact Jerry McCormick at
(276) 744-3223

Thursday Night Jam Sessions

Fries Community Center  HISTORIC Theatre 
Every Thursday Night 
6:30 - 9pm.

Join us for an enjoyable evening of old-time and bluegrass music, food and fellowship!
For more information contact Karen Snyder at (276) 744-0158
Click on the link below for a sampling of the great music at the Fries Theatre and on the Crooked Road.

Mobile Food Pantry

Individuals & Families who need food assistance and reside in or near the Providence area are welcome to come and receive a box of food.

Please Bring: Form of Identification & A Sturdy Container

Where: The Old Providence Elementary School
1st Thursday of Every Month.

In Partnership with The United Company Foundation and Feeding America Southwest Virginia


For Sale Now in the Fries Town Hall
Historic Fries Theater

Fries Jam Session CD's
"Every Thursday evening in Fries, VA, local musicians and visitors come to listen and play old time traditional music. Recorded during the spring of 2011 the Thursday Night Jam Sessions brings together traditional fiddle tunes, folk songs, Anglo-Irish ballads and original compositions. Included in this CD are interviews from local musicians, Eddie Bond and Jesse Lovell."
Mountains and Music DVD's
Proceeds to benefit The Fries Recreation Center Restoration Fund

The proceeds from your purchase of the DVDs will go toward the repair and renovation of this 100 year old Recreation Building.  It was built by the owner of Washington Mills to meet the recreational and civic needs of their employees and their families everything under one roof.  This MAJESTIC  building houses the Historic Theater, Gym, Duck Pin Bowling, Library, Dining Room with Kitchen, Space for Offices and Swimming Pool. 


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