Third Weekend in October
Every October this event begins with a free Friday evening campfire to roast marshmallows, 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 $5/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. Rules and Regulations for County Fair Entries (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.
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A 2-day festival celebrating all things Fall with music, food, art & crafts vendors, country fair, quilt show, artisan demonstrations and more.
Friday, October 18, 6 – 8 pm
Enjoy the 6 pm campfire and marshmallow roast. Hot dogs, hot cocoa & soft drinks for sale. Free admission.
Saturday - 11 am - 5 pm. Music, food, art & crafts vendors, antique farming demonstrations, clogging, country fair and quilt exhibit. $5 admission per adult. Students K-12, free. Our lineup will feature Jonah Riddle, Larry & Blue, the Stecoah Jam Program and the Cherokee Jam Program - stay tuned, more performers to come.
Saturday - 7:30 pm concert featuring The Gibson Brothers, a contemporary bluegrass band who extend the tradition with standards and well-composed originals. Eric and Leigh are two-time IBMA Entertainers Of The Year as well as Vocal Group of the Year, and Song of the Year. Currently with Rounder Records, they have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and have been guest artists on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Band Website
Concert to be in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium. Adults $30; Students/K-12 $10; plus tax. Dinner available for purchase in the Schoolhouse Cafe beginning at 6 pm.