Artists sought for WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day festival

Arts and crafts vendors are being sought to participate in Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture.

This year’s Mountain Heritage Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, on the WCU campus in Cullowhee. The festival typically attracts more than 20,000 visitors who come to enjoy three stages of continuous music and dance, exhibitions of Cherokee stickball and shape-note singing, and more than 150 booths of food and juried arts and crafts.

Arts and crafts are judged for quality of workmanship, booth display and design. The festival gives out cash awards to artists for “best in show,” first place and second place.

Applications for arts and crafts vendors are available at the festival website, www.mountainheritageday.com, or by calling WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129. The deadline for submitting arts and crafts applications is Friday, March 30.

For more general information about Mountain Heritage Day, contact festival coordinator Trina Royar at the number listed above.