Mountain Heritage Day, the annual celebration of Southern Appalachian culture presented by Western Carolina University, has announced scheduled performers and unveiled a new website for the 2018 festival, to be held Saturday, Sept. 29.
Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival of traditional Appalachian culture, is currently accepting applications from arts, crafts and food vendors, as well as nonprofit and community organizations, for midway spaces.
Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Awards, prestigious honors bestowed on an individual and an organization each year for contributions to or playing a prominent role in research, preservation and curation of Southern Appalachian history, culture and folklore.
A popular component of Western Carolina University’s annual Mountain Heritage Day are the judged and juried contests, and other competitions. At the 43rd annual event held Saturday, Sept. 30, nearly 300 people entered various events with dozens taking home ribbons or trophies.
The Western Carolina University Staff Senate will be selling newly redesigned WCU holiday ornaments and collecting donations during the 43rd annual Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, with all proceeds and donations to benefit the Staff Senate Scholarship Fund.