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John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival


  • John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown (map)

The 43rd annual John C. Campbell Folk School’s Fall Festival is an treasured celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown campus. This fall favorite is dedicated to the NC Art’s Council’s 50th Anniversary. Scheduled Saturday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 8 visitors can enjoy 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 festival goers 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 is a perfect start for holiday shopping. 

Learn more here.

Earlier Event: October 7
Acoustic Music Jam