One of the largest and most popular events of its type in the region, Fall Festival is a celebration of our rich Appalachian heritage. Fine craft, craft-making demonstrations, music and dance performances, kids' activities, tasty food, and a visit to the school's Craft Shop and History Center make Fall Festival a great way to begin the autumn season.
Handmade Craft for Sale
Over 200 juried and non-juried craftspeople will offer their handcrafted items for sale including jewelry, woodturning, pottery, weaving, ironwork, photography, rugs, woodcarvings, furniture, paintings, baskets and much, much more.
You'll be fascinated by over 40 demonstrations of traditional and contemporary craftmaking. See how to throw a clay pot, turn a wood bowl, spin wool into yarn or create a fine Windsor chair.
Mountain Life Area
Visit our Mountain Life Area and watch traditional exhibitions such as blacksmithing, corn meal grinding and fly tying. Please check back closer to the event date for our craft-making demonstration schedule.
Fall Festival is a great family outing. Kids will particularly enjoy: Face Painting, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Drum Circle, and the Humane Society's Pet Adoption Booth.
Live Music & Dance on Two Stages
Tap your toes or stomp your feet to the sounds of old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music both Saturday and Sunday. Dancers will delight you with clogging, Morris, Scottish, and Garland performances. The tentative entertainment schedule is listed below - last minute changes may occur.
October 2 - 3, 2010
10am - 5pm, Saturday & Sunday
John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902
Driving Directions: From Blairsville, GA
Travel North on US-129/US-19 for approximately 11.4 miles (you’ll cross into NC on this stretch). Turn right on to Martins Creek Road (NC-1556) and travel for approximately 3.8 miles. Turn right onto Brasstown Road – the Folk School is approximately 4.5 miles – look for volunteers to help direct you to parking areas as you approach the Fall Festival.
Thinking about visiting any wineries this weekend. Frogtown Cellars will be having live music this Saturday under their covered pavilion. You can enjoy paninis and their great wines to the sound of Timothy O'Donovan. The outdoor tasting room and live music will begin at 12:00 pm till 6:00 pm.
Driving Directions: From Blairsville
Travel south on HWY 129/ 19 toward Dahlonega after 21 miles turn right onto HWY 19. After 2.2 miles turn left onto Damascus Church Rd. and go 3.4 miles. Take a right as soon as the FROGTOWN sign is in sight onto Ridge Point Dr, the winery is the light gray building on the left 100 yards up Ridge Point Drive. Approximate travel time is 50min.
There will be jamming all around downtown Blairsville on September 17th & 18th. The new Blairsville Bluegrass event will have stages at the Union County Civic Center (Saturday Only) and on the Square in front of the Hole in the Wall Restaurant (Friday & Saturday). There will be "jamming" tents around the courthouse on the square and at the Civic Center. The Bluegrass will start at the Hole in the Wall Restaurant on Friday September 17th at 5:00 pm until the music stops. Saturday September 18th will be filled with Bluegrass all around Blairsville. There will be shuttle service on Saturday from the parking lot of the new courthouse to the Civic Center and the Square.
On Saturday September 11th from 10 am to 5 pm, Vogel State Park will be having Mountain Music with Arts & Crafts. This popular event will have Appalachian bluegrass and gospel music; arts & crafts booths; demonstrations on spinning, blacksmithing and bowl carving; and food concessions will be also provided.
Don't forget while staying with Georgia Cabin Rentals to visit the Blue Ridge Farmers Market this Saturday September 4th in Historic Downtown Blue Ridge. Local farmers set up their crops for sale, farm fresh eggs, produce and much more. There is also locally made products and crafts. The Farmer's Market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.