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We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

General Activities

10:00 AM - Festival Opens
5:00 PM - Festival Closes

Mountain Heritage Skills, Crafts and Historical Demonstrations

  • Ramona Lossiah: Cherokee Basket Weaving
  • Jeff Gottlieb, Kudzu Crafts and Baskets
  • Brock Martin, Blacksmith
  • Nora Mosrie, Cornshuck Crafts
    • William Rogers, Coppersmith

    • Dede Styles, Natural Dyeing
    • Nate Darnell: Tractor Rides
    • Nathan Woods and Ethan Fortner: Horse and Mule demonstrations 

Stages, Tents & Stickball

Blue Ridge Stage

Children's Stage

Circle Tent

Shape Note Tent

Stickball Field

Blue Ridge Stage

dancing in front of stage


10:00 AM - Summer Brooke and Brayden
11:00 AM - Whitewater Bluegrass Company
12:00 PM - Apple Blossom Cloggers
12:15 PM - Mountain Heritage Award presentation
12:45 PM - The Queen Family
1:30 PM - Phil and Gaye Johnson
2:15 PM - The Grascals
3:30 PM - The Bailey Mountain Cloggers

3:45 PM - The Merle Monroe Band

Children's Tent

Performer playing guitar at Mountain Heritage Day


Continual performances, including workshops, sing-alongs, storytelling, and a community square dance, along with children’s play-party activities.

Schedule to be announced.

Circle Tent

Child playing guitar


10:00 AM - Ann Woodford: African American history and stories
11:00 AM - Deitz Family
12:00 PM - Roots and Branches Circle with Kristin Scott Benson, Daniel Grindstaff, Adam Haynes, Brayden McMahan and Phil Jamison
1:00 PM - Sparky Rucker: Mountain Voices storytelling

2:00 PM - Suffering and Hope Circle with the Deitz Family, Jeanette Schrock and Mark Queen, Tim Raybon and Phil Jamison

3:00 PM - Roots and Branches

4:00 PM - Community Square Dance

Shape Note Singing Tent

Shape Note tent performance


Schedule to be announced.

Stickball Field

Members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians playing stickball.


“Kolanvyi” Big Cove Youth Indian Ball Team
Schedule to be announced.

Schedule is subject to change.

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