10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Adults $5; Ages 12–17, $3; under 12, free.
John C. Campbell Folk School
Folk School Fall Festival 2015
Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 42nd anniversary in October. This year's Fall Festival, set for Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will draw 12,000 to 14,000 regional attendees. Visitors from Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee can easily access Brasstown's southwestern North Carolina location.
Visit 200 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school's winding wooded paths. Watch more than 40 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music on both days. Tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and Garland dance performances throughout the weekend.
Children will enjoy the pony rides, petting the alpacas, and visiting the animals at the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. Local non-profit vendors will offer tasty foods to satisfy attendees' appetites.
Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12.
While many vendors accept credit cards, we recommend that you bring cash to pay for tickets and food. There are no ATMs on campus or close by.
Please leave your pets at home.
Vendor applications are now available. The deadline to turn in your application is May 8, 2015.