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Music in the Mountains Old Time Festival
September 9, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Local musicians, artisans, community members and visitors come together to experience and celebrate mountain music, craft and dance in the making. Friday night features Mountain Music Trail musicians Michael and Carrie Kline with Mountain Music Trail youth musicians kicking off the evening program at 7:00pm. Saturday afternoon activities begin at 1pm with make-and-take crafting led by 4th Avenue Gallery artisans. Projects will include cornhusk dolls, pew babies, musical instrument quilt coasters, book making, limberjack dancers and more. If the weather is nice, craft demonstrations of blacksmithing and broom making will be held outside. From 1-5pm, musicians are invited to participate in an informal old-time music jam on the Opera House stage. Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass, or spoons to join in. The afternoon will also include old-fashioned children’s games, homemade ice cream, kettle corn, a cast iron cornbread contest and a cornbread and soup bean dinner at 5pm. Entries for the cast iron cornbread contest must be at the Opera House by 4pm to be considered. On Saturday evening, beginner square dance lessons start at 6:30pm with a traditional square dance to close the weekend’s festivities at 7pm. The Music in the Mountains Festival is sponsored through the Cal Price Enrichment Series in partnership with the 4th Avenue Gallery Artisan Coop.