In the Spring
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 am to 5 pm
Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors
Performing on the Outdoor Stage
• Stecoah JAM Kids
(Junior Appalachian Musicians)
• Tori & Katie Jones
• Grandpa’s Mountain Music
• The Leftovers
• Valley River Trio
• A special appearance by Julie Nelms
Special Talent Competition
from 1 pm to 3 pm on the Outdoor Stage
Heritage Alive Mountain Youth Talent
Contest sponsored by 4-H and Catch the Spirit of Appalachia
Rules and registration available by
calling Heather Gordon 828-586-4009
The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day
Stecoah's Festivals celebrate the beginning and end of summer in the southern Appalachians with music, dance, food, and mountain arts and crafts.
Want to be a part of a Stecoah festival? Download the vendor application (PDF)
In the Fall
October 17-19, 2014
Every October this three-day event begins with a Friday evening campfire and storytelling.
Saturday begins with a 5K race and a one mile fun run.
The Festival gets underway at 11 am with crafts, country fair, weaving and knitting demonstrations, quilt exhibit, antique tractors and hit or miss engines, corn grinder, music and dance, food and much more.
There's always a 7:30 pm Saturday evening concert in the auditorium featuring a bluegrass headliner. In 2013, IBMA winners Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out entertained a packed house.
The festival concludes on Sunday with a free gospel singing beginning at 2:30 pm.