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 Mountain Heritage Day


50th Anniversary!!!


SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, September 28, 2024 – Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC


Enjoy one of the top events in the Southeast with food and craft vendors, family-friendly activities, interactive kids area, along with performances and demonstrations celebrating the Southern Appalachian mountain culture.


“Mountain Heritage Day is a gift from Western Carolina University to the community, and everyone from everywhere is welcome to attend. This family-oriented festival shows how much we value this incredible, beautiful region we call home and its diverse culture and history”

- WCU Chancellor Kelli Brown.



 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! 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.

Meet our sponsors

5K Walk/Run

5K Race

Walk/Run through the heart of Western Carolina Univeristy's campus by joining in the Mountain Heritage Day 5K Race!

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Car Show

Mountain Heritage Day Car Show!

Information coming soon!

The 50th Annual Mountain Heritage Day

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