In the Spring
Third Saturday in May

May 16, 2015
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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

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

The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day

Vendor Application

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

Third Weekend in October

October 16-18, 2015
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Every October this three-day event begins with a free Friday evening campfire and music jam.

Saturday begins at 8 am with the Dry Creek Climb 5K race and a one mile fun run.

The Festival gets underway 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.

Performers include the Stecoah JAM Kids, Graham County Line, The Britthaven Band, The Wilson Family, Grandpa’s Music, The Jones Girls, The Welch Family, Valley River Trio and The Oktoberfest Square Dancers.

Local artists offer their handmade crafts and foods for sale, and demonstrations of corn-grinding, apple cider pressing, rail splitting add to the excitement. Don’t miss Breedlove Farm’s Fainting Goats and the horse show on the ball field.

The Country Fair features competition and exhibits of jams, jellies, pies, cakes, quilts, needlework and much more. There's even a quilt exhibit and the Quilts of Valor will also be on display.

There's always a 7:30 pm Saturday evening concert in the auditorium featuring a bluegrass headliner. This year we have Grammy-winning The SteelDrivers, winners of the Americana Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award. In 2009, they were awarded the IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year distinction.

Tickets are $25 adults and $10 students.

The festival concludes on Sunday with a free gospel singing beginning at 2:30 pm. 2014 features The Barker Family and the Smoky Mountain Boys.