In the Spring
Third Saturday in May
11 am to 5 pm
Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors
Performing on the Outdoor Stage
Stecoah Appalachian Musicians kids program
Jackson County 4-H Music Competition**
Graham County Line
Jam Session with Larry Barnett
**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 Jackson County 4-H and Catch the Spirit of Appalachia.
To Enter: For information contact Heather Gordon, Jackson County 4-H, 828-586-4009 or by email.
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.
Friday, 6 – 8 pm
Hotdogs, hot cocoa & soft drinks for sale
Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm
Adults $3; Students/Children (K-12) free
Art, crafts and food vendors
Saturday Evening, 7:30 pm
Adults $25; Students/Children (K-12) $10 Purchase Tickets
Claire Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. She is a perennial nominee and winner of IBMA awards and her band features award-winning musicians blending tradition and innovation. Band Website
Sunday, 2 – 4 pm
Gospel groups perform songs of praise
Want to be a part of the Harvest Festival? Download the vendor application (PDF)
In the Fall
Third Weekend in October
Every October this three-day event begins with a free Friday evening campfire and storytelling.
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.
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. Ticket prices: $25 Adults; Students / Children (K-12) $10.
The festival concludes on Sunday with a free gospel singing beginning at 2:30 pm.