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Fall Festival
October 1, 2016 — October 2, 2016


10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Adults $5; Ages 12 - 17, $3; under 12, free.
Location:  Folk School Campus


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.

Visit over 240 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. Face painting and arts and crafts activities will be offered by the Cherokee County Arts Council.

Hungry festivalgoers can satisfy their appetites with a tasty lunch, dessert, or snack. Vendors' concession proceeds benefit several non-profit and community organizations.

The Folk School's renowned Craft Shop, containing fine crafts from over 300 juried regional artists, will draw visitors throughout the weekend and be offering a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Craft Shop.

Once again, attendees can take advantage of a free on-campus shuttle bus. These spacious, well-equipped vehicles will travel between parking areas and the Craft Shop and Festival Barn gates.

There are no ATM’s on campus: While many vendors accept credit cards, attendees are encouraged to bring cash to pay for tickets and food.

Parking: Volunteers from Tri-county Early College will supervise the on-campus parking. Parking is free, but donations to the Early College program is encouraged.

The Folk School is in need of volunteers to work 2 1/2 hour shifts at the admission gates for our 42nd Fall Festival on Oct 1 & 2. In return, volunteers can enjoy a free lunch & admission to the Festival on the day they volunteer. If interested, please contact: David Brose at 828-837-2775. Thank you!



Saturday, October 1

Festival Barn Stage
10:00 Curtis Hicks & Old Time Strings
10:40 Campbell Folk School Cloggers
11:20 The Rick & Geoff Show
12:00 Jones Brothers
12:40 The Wilson Family
1:20 Kudzu Kickers
2:00 Heidi Holton
2:40 Brasstown Morris Dancers
3:20 Snowbird Quartet
4:00 The Washboard Band

Shady Grove Stage
10:00 Paul Constantine
10:40 Snowbird Quartet
11:20 Faith Willin’
12:00 The Washboard Band
12:40 Black Mash Hollow
1:20 Redwine Jam
2:00 Cane Creek Cliff Dwellers
2:40 Jones Brothers
3:20 Kenneth Gay
4:00 Dusty Road Rangers

Sunday, October 2

Festival Barn Stage
10:00 Sunday Morning String Band
10:40 Just Us Gals
11:20 Wyatt Espalin, Zac Kilmer & Rob Tiger
12:00 Chompin’ at the Bit String Band
12:40 Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express
1:20 Campbell Folk School Cloggers
2:00 The Pressley Girls
2:40 Little Brasstown Baptist Church Choir
3:20 Brasstown Morris Dancers
4:00 Irons In The Fire

Shady Grove Stage
10:00 Nelson Thomas
10:40 Cane Creek Cliff Dwellers
11:20 Dusty Road Rangers
12:00 Heidi Holton
12:40 Butternut Creek
1:20 Lee Knight
2:00 Beansidhe
2:40 Tom Morgan & Lynne Haas
3:20 The Mountaineers
4:00 Anne & Rob Lough


1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 • (fax) 828.837.8637
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Craft Shop and History Center Hours:
Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

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