Fall Festival 2022

Thank you for celebrating Appalachian heritage with us at our 46th Fall Festival.
We hope to see you all next year!

List of Juried Vendors

Festival Barn

Alan R. Young Wildlife Artist • Painting
Anne’s Books and Papers • Book Arts
Art Expressions by Carolyn • Painting
Barbara Kroeplin Chair Caning • Naturals
Beth Ross Johnson • Fiber
Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets • Naturals
Colour Visions • Fiber
Debora Crichton • Fiber
Fain House • Painting
Goddess Rags • Fiber
Hale Fire Glass • Glass
Imaginary Lands Celtic Colours • Fiber
J. Mills Studio • Jewelry
j.e.m. designs • Jewelry
Jeff Hornung, Woodturner & Artist • Wood
Jenn Cole Ceramics • Clay
JG Designs • Wood
Kim Anchors Jewelry • Jewelry
Knotty Lady • Fiber
Larry Green Woodcarving • Wood
Martha Owen Woolens • Fiber
Nancy Crampton Designs • Fiber
Riverwood Pottery • Clay
Smoke in the Mountains Pottery • Clay
Spring Fork Baskets • Naturals
The Alchemist’s Garden • Jewelry
The Roving Knitter • Fiber
The Scarf Lady • Fiber
Wilson Custom Knives • Metal
Woven Works • Fiber

Studio Row

A Turning Passion • Wood
Africasy • Naturals
Allyson Gernandt Gemsone Jewelry • Jewelry
Amy Brandenburg Studio • Jewelry
Becky Smith Jewelry • Jewelry
Class Act Glass • Wood
Converse Creations • Clay
Creative Creations • Metal
Earthsong Fibers • Fiber
Four Seasons Quilt Shoppe • Fiber
Ginger Donn Wildlife Art • Painting
Green’s Hand Hewn Bowls • Wood
Ironwood Forge • Metal
Laughing Gal Sculpture • Clay
Maple Moon Designs • Fiber
Maria Andrade Troya Pottery • Clay
Mulheron Craft • Wood
Olde World Carvings • Wood
Oriskany Glass Studio • Glass
Quilt Designs by Candace • Fiber
Sienna Shute Pottery • Clay
The Primitive Arts • Naturals
Turning Point Clay Studio • Clay
Valley River Artists • Wood
Warfire Forge • Metal

Studio Row Annex

All Things Canvas • Fiber
Appalachian Archery • Wood
Brasstown Carvers • Wood
Byrd Mountain Pottery • Clay
Ceramics By Nature • Clay
Critter Ridge • Metal
HollyPottery • Clay
In The Stix Studio • Clay
Jerry Remillard • Wood
Jim Norton Jewelry • Jewelry
Linda Miller • Book Arts
Obrigoshe • Naturals
Paul and Andrew Chew • Wood
Pelagic Art • Book Arts
Silver Eagle Designs • Jewelry
Woodland Farms Pottery • Clay
Xee Yang’s Hmong Pandau • Fiber


Outside Craft Shop
Folk School BBQ • Barbeque—Pork & Chicken, Veggie Burgers, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Drinks 

Food Alley
Best I’ve Ever Had Pork Rinds • Pork Rinds of Six Flavors
Brasstown Morris Dancers • English-themed Savory and Sweet
Cherokee County Food Bank • Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chili, and more
Funnel Cakes for Education • Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos
North Georgia Concessions • Cheese Steak, Italian Sausages, and more
Rick’s Kettle Corn • Kettle Corn, Fresh Lemonade
Wildfire Pizza • Wood Fired Pizzas, Fresh Lemonade

My Pop Pops Nuts • Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Nuts, Bottled Water
REACH • Kettle Corn, Bottled Water
TCCC Foundation • Grits Bowls, Sodas, Bottled Water

List of Non-Juried Vendors


Ace High Leather • Naturals
Barred Rock Studios • Clay
Bedford Falls Alpacas • Fiber
Bella Luna Farm Goods • Fiber
Berry’s Honey Farm • Consumable Naturals
Bill’s Hand Hewn Bowls • Wood
Black Eagle Leather • Leather
Bloom & Grow Candle Co. • Consumable Naturals
Blue Moon Elise • Consumable Naturals
Bracelets for You • Jewelry
BTC Custom Designs • Wood, Metal
C’est Toi • Fiber
Callie+Boots • Fiber
Carney’s Unlimited Crafts • Painting
Clay in Wood • Clay, Wood
Cold Mountain Toffee • Consumable Naturals
Collars Ceramics • Clay
Constance Callaway • Fiber, Wood
D&S Custom Leather • Leather
Dancinsun & Wolf Clay Creation Pottery • Clay
Designs by Anne • Jewelry
Designs by Donna • Painting
Dirt Dauber Studio • Clay
Dogwood Crafters • Naturals
Drew Campbell Photography • Photography
Earth Vessels • Clay
ERSisters • Wood
Far Western North Carolina Gourd Patch • Naturals
Flamingo Art Studio • Glass
Flighty Birdhouse Lady • Wood
Frankie’s Corner • Fiber
G’s Bees Apiary • Consumable Naturals
Gene Russell • Jewelry
Grace’s Painted Faces • Face Paint
Hand Blended Spices • Consumable Naturals
Hearth of Hastings • Consumable Naturals
High Ridge Originals • Wood
In The Woods Studio • Clay
Janette Franich Jewelry • Jewelry
Jeanne Mack Art • Painting
JG Jewelry Creations • Jewelry
Jim Craig Knives • Metal
Kepro: Making Health • Covid Safety
Lloyds Rustic Furniture • Wood
Long Family Farm • Consumable Naturals
M H Forge • Metal
MC Designs • Jewelry
Medicine Wind Music • Instruments
Mica Mountain Orgone • Fiber
Moretz & Dezern Pottery • Clay
Mother’s Hemp • Consumable Naturals
Mountain Creek Creations • Jewelry
Mountain Melodies • Wood
Mountaineer Handcrafted • Leather, Consumable Naturals
My Pop Pops Nuts • Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Nuts, Bottled Water
Nature Spirit Drums • Instruments
Out of my Gourd • Naturals
Pattyquilt Designs • Fiber
Paul Lorenzi Woodworking • Wood
Piece by Piece Intarsia • Wood
Pine Tree Pottery • Clay
REACH • Kettle Corn, Bottled Water
Reappeared • Jewelry
Robin’s Rubble Roost • Painting
Sacred Wilderness Batiks • Fiber
Sew Murphy Studio • Fiber
Soaps By Sheryl • Consumable Naturals
Stitches & Paint • Fiber
TCCC Foundation • Grits Bowls, Sodas, Bottled Water
That Guy Keith • Consumable Naturals
The Newfound Forge • Metal
Three Crosswalks Artwork • Book Arts
Three Tree Woodworking • Wood
Tina’s Tie Dye • Fiber
Town Mountain Farm • Consumable Naturals
Treasures in the Wind • Garden Arts
Vagabond Painting • Painting
Windows With a View by Jacquie • Painting
Wreaths by “T” • Naturals

Olive’s Gallery

Deadman’s Bay Hotglass • Glass
Empress of the Hiwassee • Fiber
James Ryder Murphy IV • Painting
Sew Unique, Inc. • Fiber
Something Southern Pottery • Clay
Wild Fired Glass Studio • Jewelry/Glass

Kids Cove

Cherokee County Arts Council • Kids’ Crafts, Face Painting
High Lonesome Theraputic Riding Center • Mini Horses, Not Meant to Be Ridden
Project Chimps • Information
Valley River Humane Society • Animal Adoption

Schedule of Music and Dance Performers

Saturday, October 1

Festival Barn Stage

10 a.m. – Rick Taylor & Geoff Hohwald
10:40 a.m. – Folk School Cloggers
11:20 a.m. – Chloe & Co
12:00 p.m. – Junior Appalachian Musicians
12:40 p.m. – Woolybooger
1:20 p.m. – Squirrel Butter
2:40 p.m. – Brasstown Morris Dancers
3:20 p.m. – David Bellino
4:00 p.m. – Owen Liden Barralon Gals

Craft Shop Stage

10:00 a.m. – Cane Creek Cliff Dwellers
10:40 a.m. – Doctor Paul
11:20 a.m. – Geraud Barralon
12:00 p.m. – David Wright
2:00 p.m. –  Redwine Jam
2:40 p.m. – Appalachian Storytelling
3:20 p.m. – Appalachian Storytelling
4:00 p.m. – The Nowbillies

Sunday, October 2

Festival Barn Stage

10:00 a.m. – Sunday Morning String Band
10:40 a.m. – Folk School Cloggers
11:20 a.m. – Geraud Barralon
12:00 p.m. – Wyatt Espalin
12:40 p.m. – Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
2:00 p.m. – Junior Appalachian Musicians
2:40 p.m. – Brasstown Morris Dancers
3:20 p.m. – Irons in the Fire Reunion
4:00 p.m. – Irons in the Fire Reunion

Craft Shop Stage

10:00 a.m. – Brasstown Ukulele Group
10:40 a.m. – Black Mash Hollow
11:20 a.m. – Steve Keteltas
12:00 p.m. – Paddy’s Return: Trad. Irish
1:20 p.m. – Little Brasstown Baptist Choir
2:00 p.m. – Emma Geiger
2:40 p.m. – Tyler Hughes
3:20 p.m. – Beansidhe
4:00 p.m. – Roscoe Oswald

Celebrate Appalachian Heritage

Visit a wide variety of fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school’s winding wooded paths. Watch more than 30 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with traditional roots music, and tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and other dance performances throughout the weekend.

Fall Festival: News & Stories


Bell, Hook & Anvil: Auction Talk

I stopped by the Oscar Cantrell Blacksmith Shop, the current shop of Resident Blacksmith, Paul Garrett. Paul and I talked about the upcoming Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction on November 1, a special event planned for October 31st, and about Folk School life in general. Enjoy!


Betsy Henn Bailey: 36 Years at Fall Festival

Betsy Henn Bailey celebrates her 36th year as a Fall Festival vendor and artist. A local artist and teacher in the Brasstown and Murphy area for over 40 years, Betsy has had a great influence on art and culture in our community. The week before the 39th Annual Fall Festival I talked to Betsy about the festival, her art, and her Folk School memories.


A Colorful Tradition: Fall Festival Banners

 Thirty-eight years ago, the very first Folk School Fall Festival was held by Open House beside the large fields. Gus and Maggie Masters, then directors of the Folk School, were enamellists who were used to selling their art at shows and festivals. So they simply brought to the Folk School and local artists a festival of our own!


Folk School in the Beginning of June

It’s raining again, and if this were boy-scout camp, there’d be a lot of soggy tents, unroasted marshmallows, and unhappy campers.  But here at the John C. Campbell Folk School, each shower puts another bud on the lilies and another apple on the bough over at Orchard House, which will make for fine cider come the Fall Festival.  Over one hundred people have gathered to weave backpacks from straw, piece fabric into quilted jackets, build their own mountain dulcimer or learn to play one–just a few of the projects this week.


Sunday at Fall Festival

The Sunday Morning String Band, Jan Davidson, Martha Owen, and David Liden started the day out right with some old time fiddle tunes.  This year they invited guests to the stage.  Fred Ward, a friend from England, played some tunes from old Britain on the melodion, which looks like a small accordion.  Before long they invited their youngsters, Chole Davidson, my sister Annie Fain Liden, and I to sing a family favorite –  Lazy John.

Upcoming Events

Folk School Cloggers on stage at Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Time: October 1 @ 10:00 am – October 2 @ 5:00 pm

Locate & Contact

The John C. Campbell Folk School

Events & Volunteer Manager

Morgan Budzinski

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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