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Music In The Mountains Old Time Festival
September 11, 2015 - September 12, 2015
After an overwhelmingly positive reception in 2014, the Pocahontas County Opera House, in partnership with the 4th Avenue Gallery, is pleased to bring back the two-day Music in the Mountains Festival.
The Music in the Mountains Old-Time Festival is a showcase and celebration of Appala-chian culture and craft. This family-friendly event brings together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for the local community and visitors alike to experience Appalachian craft demon- strations, old-time music and dance traditions along with regional food.
The festivities begin with a Friday night concert featuring Juanita Fireball and The Continental Drifters at 7:30 p.m. ($8).
On Saturday afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be free craft demonstrations and an open-stage, old-time jam. Family-friendly make-and-take activities include cornhusk dolls, pot-holders, button-and-string games and dancing limberjack toys. Festival-goers will also be treated to demonstrations of log hewing, basket making, herbal teas, book sewing, crochet and quilting. Homemade ice cream and kettle corn will also be on hand.
Food comes into play at 5 p.m. with the final judging of the cornbread contest, followed by a soup beans and cornbread dinner ($5). The evening concludes with a square dance to the music of Mudhole Control ($5). Beginner dance lessons will start at 7 p.m., and the dance itself commences at 7:30 p.m.
Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge to the Friday concert and Saturday evening square dance.