Mountain Heritage Day

Heritage festival to allow leashed dogs on grounds

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day will be a dog-friendly event this year, with certain restrictions, and host some fun dog contests when things get underway Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Dogs must be leashed at all times, owners must immediately clean up after dogs, and pets are not allowed to approach other guests or disrupt any exhibit, performance or activity.

Mountain Heritage Day’s popular recipe contest to feature corn

Corn will be the featured food for the popular “Best in the West” recipe competition this year at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day. An important part of the landscape, lore and diet of the southern Appalachian region for centuries, from the Cherokee to the early European settlers, corn remains a vital food source into the 21st century.

Nominations sought for WCU’s Mountain Heritage Awards

Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.