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Mountain Heritage Day

Saturday, September 25th, 2021 - Cullowhee, North Carolina
After careful consideration and under the guidance of our state and local partners, Mountain Heritage Day will not take place this September. This is not what any of us had hoped but our main focus remains the well-being of our community & attendees, staff, vendors, artists and everyone involved in the festival. We can't wait to see you next year at one of the top 20 events in the Southeast with 3 stages of live entertainment, 130+ food and craft vendors, tons of family-friendly activities, interactive kids area, along with performances and demonstrations celebrating the Southern Appalachian mountain culture.

Celebrating with Summer Brooke and the Mountain Faith Band

Mountain Heritage Day is such an important tradition to the Western Carolina Univeristy campus and our region. Each year we have the chance to come together as a community and celebrate everything that makes our area so special. Even though we can’t host the festival in person in 2020, that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate and honor the day from the comfort of our homes. Nothing tells the story of our mountain heritage better than music. On Saturday, September 26th, Summer Brooke and the Mountain Faith Band joined us for a very special virtual performance, from the Bardo Arts Center at WCU streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.


Celebrating the Heritage


 Located on the campus of Western Carolina University

Hosted and organized by Western Carolina University, Mountain Heritage Day is located on WCU's main campus in Cullowhee.

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 Mountain Heritage Day full Schedule

Cherokee Games, Music, Singing, Clogging, Arts, Crafts and more. It's almost too much to list. See the full schedule for Mountain Heritage Day

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Mountain Heritage Day would not be possible without our generous community and sponsors. Discover our partners and learn how you can help.

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The 46th Annual Mountain Heritage Day

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