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Third Weekend in October

October 20-22, 2017

Every October this three-day event begins with a free Friday evening campfire and storytelling.

The Festival gets underway Saturday at 11 am and closes at 5 pm. Saturday admission is just $3/adult and free for kids K-12 and younger; parking is free.

Local artists offer their handmade crafts and foods for sale, and a demonstration of corn-grinding adds to the excitement.

The Country Fair features competition and exhibits of jams, jellies, pies, cakes, quilts, needlework and much more. There's even a quilt exhibit and the Quilts of Valor will also be on display.

There's always a 7:30 pm Saturday evening concert in the auditorium featuring a bluegrass headliner. Ticket prices: $25 Adults; Students / Children/K-12 $10; plus tax.

The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.

The festival concludes on Sunday with a free gospel singing beginning at 2:30 pm.

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Stecoah's Festivals celebrate the beginning and end of summer in the southern Appalachians with music, dance, food, and mountain arts and crafts.


Friday, October 20, 6 – 8 pm
Free Admission


Marshmallow roast

Hotdogs, hot cocoa & soft drinks for sale

Saturday, October 21, 11 am – 5 pm

Adults $3; Students/Children (K-12) free

Art, crafts and food vendors

Mountain Music

Saturday Evening, 7:30 pm

Mountain Heart in Concert

Adults $25; Students/Children/K-12 $10; plus tax. Purchase Tickets

Mountain Heart – Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances. Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammy’s, ACM, and CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA's. Band Website

Sunday, October 22, 12:30 pm
Free Admission

Potluck dinner

The Welch Family singing songs of praise in English and Cherokee.

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spring bluegrass festival

Third Saturday in May

May 19, 2018

11 am to 5 pm
Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors

2017 Performers:

Check back for 2018.

Stecoah Appalachian Musicians kids program

Jackson County 4-H Music Competition**

Larry & Blue

Welch Family Singers

Pressley Girls

The Jones Boys

Jonah Riddle

**Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contest is designed to discover, develop, and encourage talent in traditional music in youth and to provide an opportunity for youth to perform on stage before an audience. Performances are judged; ribbons and cash prizes are awarded. Ages 5-18 are encouraged to participate.

The contest is co-produced by 4-H of Jackson County and Catch the Spirit of Appalachia

The Schoolhouse Cafe will be open all day.

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