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spring bluegrass festival

Third Saturday in May

May 19, 2018

11 am to 5 pm
Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors

2017 Performers:

Check back for 2018.

Stecoah Appalachian Musicians kids program

Jackson County 4-H Music Competition**

Larry & Blue

Welch Family Singers

Pressley Girls

The Jones Boys

Jonah Riddle

**Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest is designed to discover, develop, and encourage talent in traditional music in youth and to provide an opportunity for youth to perform on stage before an audience. Performances are judged; ribbons and cash prizes are awarded. Ages 5-18 are encouraged to participate.

The contest is co-produced by 4-H of Jackson County and Catch the Spirit of Appalachia

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.

2018 harvest festival schedule

Friday, October 19, 6 – 8 pm
Free Admission

Catch the Spirit Appalachia presents the Ammons Sisters – storytelling with spontaneous artwork.

Marshmallow roast

Hot dogs, hot cocoa & soft drinks for sale

Saturday, October 20, 11 am – 5 pm

Adults $3; Students/Children (K-12) free

Art, crafts and food vendors
mountain music, clogging, country fair & quilt exhibit

Saturday Evening Concert, 7:30 pm

Adults $25; Students/Children/K-12 $10; plus tax. Purchase Tickets

In 2017, we had Mountain Heart – Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances. Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, and CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMAs.


Third Weekend in October

October 19-20, 2018

Every October this event begins with a free Friday evening campfire to roast marshsmallows, and storytelling. Hot dogs, hot cocoa and soft drinks for sale.

The Festival gets underway Saturday at 11 am and closes at 5 pm. Saturday admission is just $3/adult and free for kids K-12 and younger; parking is free.

Enjoy music and dancing on the outdoor stage. Local artists offer their handmade crafts and foods for sale, and demonstrations of corn-grinding, blacksmithing and butter churning add to the excitement.

The Country Fair features competitions and exhibits of jams, jellies, pies, cakes, quilts, needlework, pumpkins, photography, mountain crafts and native crafts and much more. Youth and adult divisions. Info & rules.

There's even a Quilt Exhibit, where entrants might win a $100 Viewer's Choice award. To submit one or more quilts this year, download the entry form. Entries must be received by October 9.

There's always a 7:30 pm Saturday evening concert in the auditorium featuring a bluegrass headliner. Ticket prices: $25 Adults; Students / Children/K-12 $10; plus tax.

The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.