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FOLK SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL 2017


  • John C. Campbell Folk School 4590 Brasstown Road Brasstown, NC, 28902 United States (map)

October 7, 2017 — October 8, 2017

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Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Adults $5; Ages 12 - 17, $3; under 12, free.

Location:  Folk School Campus

FOLK SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL 2017

Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 43rd anniversary in October.

Visit over 250 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school's winding wooded paths. Watch more than 30 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music on both days. Tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and Garland dance performances throughout the weekend.

Children will enjoy the pony rides, petting the alpacas, and visiting the animals at the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. Face painting and arts and crafts activities will be offered by the Cherokee County Arts Council

Hungry festivalgoers can satisfy their appetites with a tasty lunch, dessert, or snack. Vendors' concession proceeds benefit several non-profit and community organizations. 

The Folk School's renowned Craft Shop, containing fine crafts from over 300 juried regional artists, will draw visitors throughout the weekend and be offering a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Craft Shop.

IMPORTANT TIPS:
While many vendors accept credit cards, attendees are encouraged to bring cash to pay for tickets and food. 

Fall Festival 2017 Music & Dance Schedule

SATURDAY, October 7

FESTIVAL BARN STAGE

10:00 Liden Barralon Band
10:40 Campbell Folk School Cloggers
11:20 The Rick & Geoff Show
12:00 Folk School Junior Appalachian Music Students  
12:40 Wyatt Espalin & Friends
1:20 Jones Brothers
2:00 Heidi Holton
2:40 Brasstown Morris & Garland Dancers  
3:20 Kudzu Kicker Cloggers
4:00 Cane Creek Cliff Dwellers

SHADY GROVE STAGE

10:00 Jones Brothers
10:40 Greg Biltz
11:20 Faith Willin’ 
12:00 Heidi Holton
12:40 Dusty Road Rangers
1:20 Beansidhe
2:00 Lee Knight
2:40 Ellis Walden Band  
3:20 Redwine Jam
4:00 Nelson Thomas

SUNDAY, October 8

FESTIVAL BARN STAGE

10:00 Sunday Morning String Band
10:40 Ian Appleyard
11:20 Faith Willin’ 
12:00 Just Us Gals
12:40 The Little Alberts
1:20 Campbell Folk School Cloggers
2:00 The Pressley Girls
2:40 Little Brasstown Baptist Church Choir  
3:20 Brasstown Morris & Garland Dancers  
4:00 Irons In The Fire

SHADY GROVE STAGE

10:00 Folk School Junior Appalachian Music Students  
10:40 Wyatt Espalin & Friends
11:20 Dusty Road Rangers
12:00 Greg Biltz
12:40 Kudzu Kicker Cloggers
1:20 Cane Creek Cliff Dwellers  
2:00 Tom Morgan & Lynne Haas  
2:40 The Mountaineers
3:20 Kenneth Gay  
4:00 Anne & Rob Lough