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2018 MOUNTAIN HERITAGE DAY

  • Western Carolina University 1 University Way Cullowhee, NC, 28723 United States (map)

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 - Cullowhee, North Carolina
Named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast, Mountain Heritage Day is a festival not to be missed! Each year more than 15,000 visitors experience this one-of-a-kind event featuring three stages of live entertainment, 130+ food and craft vendors, tons of family-friendly activities, interactive kids area and stage, along with performances and demonstrations celebrating the Southern Appalachian mountain culture. Admission and parking are free.

Celebrating the Heritage

 

Music

Bluegrass, Acoustic, Old-Time, Roots, Country, Mountain Swing, and Gospel, just to name a few. With two stages and dozens of performers, you'll want to dance the day away.LEARN MORE

 

Arts, Crafts & Vendors

Discover amazing photography, pottery & metal work to specialty soaps, jewelry and furniture. With over 120 local art and craft vendors there is something special for everyone!LEARN MORE

 

Food

Enjoy classic mountain fare like deliciously churned ice cream, fresh lemonade, smoky BBQ, frybread, kettle corn, freshly baked pies and much more! Plus all your favorites like pizza, burgers, fries, sandwiches, chicken fingers, cold water & soda!LEARN MORE

 

Festival Activities

Discover all our exhibitors for this year including the juried arts and crafts show, food vendors, and local non-profit organizations. There are over 150 vendors to choose from with thousands of unique items to choose from.LEARN MORE

 

Kids Activities

Family fun for all ages! Take a wagon or horse ride, learn traditional crafts, try your hand at old-time mountain skills, learn new dances and more. Be sure to stop by the Children's Tent for all day activities.LEARN MORE

 

Cherokee Games

One of the most important elements of Mountain Heritage Day is the influence and culture of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The annual stickball demonstration is a highly ritualized contest you won't want to miss. DISCOVER MORE

 

Car Show

They just don't make them like they used to! Showcase your vintage automobile in the Mountain Heritage Day Classic Car Show. Visitors can stroll amongst these beautiful antiques and cast votes for their favorites.LEARN MORE

 

5k Race

The 5k Race and Fun Run is organized and hosted by the students of Western Carolina University Sports Management program. The money that is raised will go to help fund the Sports Management Association Scholarship.SIGN UP

Location

 

Hosted and organized by Western Carolina University, Mountain Heritage Day is located on WCU's main campus in Cullowhee.

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Schedule

 

Cherokee Games, Music, Singing, Clogging, Arts, Crafts and more. It's almost too much to list. See the full schedule for Mountain Heritage Day

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Sponsors

 

Mountain Heritage Day would not be possible without our generous community and sponsors. Discover our partners and learn how you can help.

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THE 44TH ANNUAL MOUNTAIN HERITAGE DAY

 

“A VIBRANT FESTIVAL DAY NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS”

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Earlier Event: September 25
World of Bluegrass