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Mountain Makins Festival


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Held annually on the 4th weekend of October, Mountain Makins is a folk life and crafts festival celebrating the traditions of Appalachia through traditional music and dance, storytelling, regional authors, fine art, juried crafts, skilled demonstrations, a variety of delicious food, children's activities, and more. The festival takes place inside and outside the Rose Center, an 1892 school building that is now a historical museum and cultural arts center. There are two stages of music both Saturday and Sunday. More than 65 juried crafters show their best works:  Crafters exhibit throughout the building and surrounding grounds. Crafts typically represented include cedar items, basketry, stained glass, blown glass, clay sculptures, fiber art, fine art, woodworking, dried flowers, jewelry, bath products, oils and herbs, pottery, wood furniture, gourd art, and much more. Demonstrators bring to life traditional crafts during the festival. The demonstrations include broom making, woodturning, basket weaving, apple butter making, quilting, and blacksmithing.

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Shopping for hand-made items
2 fiddle players and a guitar player performing in a gazebo
Traditional Appalachian music
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Lots of entertainment!
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You're sure to find something unique
people shopping for baked goods in a large tned
The Country Store's baked goods are a festival favorite.
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Demonstrations of hand-crafted items.
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More hand-made items.
iron forger working on an item
Lots of artisan demostrations.
Mountain Makins Festival
Saturday, October 22: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, October 23: 11 AM - 5 PM
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