Spring, a time for new beginnings and growth. For many mountain families it was also a time to begin their planting of crops, vegetable gardens and livestock production. It was this production that sustained the family through the rest of the year. In celebration of these skills and traditions of spring, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area annually hosts Spring Planting Day the last Saturday of April. During the festival crafter's demonstrate forgotten arts such as blacksmithing, basket making, hand spinning, weaving, woodcarving, chair caning, soap making, garden herb lore and use, and paling fence making. In addition there are displays of women's life, antique farm tools, farm animals and old-time toys which will delight young and old alike. If you would like to demonstrate and/or sell your craft/skills at this event, please contact us at 423-569-9778 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30, 2016