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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. Learn more about the competitions (pdf).

There's even a Quilt Exhibit, where entrants might win a $100 Viewer's Choice award. To submit a quilt this year, download the entry form. Entries must be postmarked by October 10.

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

The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.

Vendors: want to be a part of the Harvest Festival? Download the 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.

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

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October 2012 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium on September 27, 2012. Website

Adults $30; Students/K-12 $10; plus tax. Purchase Tickets.