Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, a free family oriented festival that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture through concerts, living-history demonstrations, competitions and awards programs, will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, on the WCU campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day requires behind-the-scenes work before, during and after to run smoothly. The men and women who perform those duties are the unsung heroes for the annual event.
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.
The deadline for vendors to submit early applications for prime spaces at Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture, is rapidly approaching.
Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Awards, 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.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, an annual regional cultural celebration and the university’s “gift back to the community,” took place Saturday, Sept. 24, on campus under bright skies with thousands of visitors.
The Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University’s museum of Appalachian culture, will offer instruction in the unique folk art of constructing dolls from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.