| Date: 10/11 - 10/11
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Enjoy a full day of celebrating Appalachian heritage with living history demonstrations, "yarn-spinners," music jams (bring your instrument!), and old-time and bluegrass music on stage. Learn flatfoot dancing!
Hear award-winning musicians and storytellers of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area perform in the cozy setting of the Coffey Cabin porch.
Historical interpreters in period clothing will demonstrate 18th century skills such as spinning and weaving, throwing a tomahawk, shooting a flintlock rifle and more.
Make-and-Take Crafts include cornhusk crafts, toddler-size scarecrows, "tin" lanterns, jack-o-lanterns and more!
Craft vendors offer authentic items such as alpaca wool apparel (and live alpacas!), turned wooden bowls, handcrafted soaps, candles, jewelry, handblown glass ornaments, crocheted hats and baby items, books, quilts, wooden furniture, leather items, prints and more. Non-profit exhibitors include conservation, farming and education organizations. Snack on delicious fried apple pies, kettle corn, cotton candy, Scotch eggs, fried oreos, hot dogs and more.
Admission, music and storytelling are free. A small fee for hands-on craft activities helps cover the cost of materials.