Join in the fun competitions that are once again part of the festivities at the 40th annual Mountain Heritage Day.

"Gathering In" Traditional Foods Competition

Gather up your finest recipes or best preserved goods from the summer and enter “A Gathering In” the traditional foods competition. Check back soon for the 2014 competition booklet. Top winners receive ribbons on stage and festival-goers can check out a display of the items in front of the Cordelia Camp Building.

Mountain Heritage Day 5 K

Sponsored in collaboration with WCU’s Sport Management Association, the 5K Race begins at 8 a.m. from McKee Building and winds its way through the campus. The first 250 registrants are guaranteed a race T-shirt (non-runners can purchase them.) Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.  For full race details and costs visit

Chainsaw Contest

Time to sharpen up your saw and practice your cutting times, the annual Chainsaw Contest takes place throughout the morning.  Registration starts at 9 a.m. and winners can walk away with a trophy in their cutting class.

Costume Contest

The Old-fashioned Costume Contest for children and adults is always a treat with contestants decked out in heritage outfits.  The audience takes part in selecting the winners after they appear on stage to show their authenticity and style.

Beard and Moustache Contest

Have you been cultivating that long luxurious beard or twirling and waxing a handlebar moustache?  It is time to show them off at the Beard and Moustache Contest.

Arts and Crafts Juried Show winners

Maybe you want to see the award winning arts and crafts of this year’s juried show then be on hand to see the recipients of Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place and Best Booth Display.

Classic Car Show

Owners of vintage automobiles are invited to participate in the Classic Car Show at the entrance to the festival. Plaques are awarded to the finest vehicles present while visitors can stole amongst the colorful antique cars.

Check the festival schedule for award times or for more information on joining in or links to the food booklet visit the Mountain Heritage Day website or call 828-227-7129.



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