Mountain Heritage Day
Mountain Heritage Day Always the last Saturday in September
Rain or Shine



Experience Mountain Heritage Day: watch the video.

mhd sign post

Images from MHD 2013

Images from the MHD 5K

More Info:

MHDay Coordinator email

Map and Directions


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Mountain Heritage Day

Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014, for a vibrant festival day here in the mountains of North Carolina!Chuck Anderson: Broom Making

The 40th annual Mountain Heritage Day is a combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion

On the campus of Western Carolina University, the festival features:

  • 3 live stages featuring bluegrass, old-time, gospel and dance
  • 100 + Juried, Handmade Arts and Crafts Booths
  • Cherokee Stickball Games
  • Shapenote Singin'
  • Heritage Craft Demonstrations
  • Chainsaw Competition
  • Canning, Baking, & Recipe Contests 
  • Children's Activities
  • Tractor & Horse & Mule Wagon Rides
  • Musical Workshops 
  • Antique Car Show
  • Plenty of Yummy Festival Food

Bring a blanket or chair - Admission and parking are free!
Pets are not allowed at the festival, but service animals are welcome

2014 Arts & Crafts Application for download

2014 Food Vendor Application for download

2014 Food Contest booklet coming soon



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