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2022 Harvest Festival

October 14 - October 15

On the third weekend of every October this event begins with a free Friday evening campfire to roast marshmallows, and storytelling. Hot dogs, hot cocoa and soft drinks for sale. The Festival gets underway Saturday at 11 am and closes at 5 pm. Saturday admission is just $5/adult and free for kids K-12 and younger; parking is free. Enjoy music and dancing on the outdoor stage. Local artists offer their handmade crafts and foods for sale, and demonstrations of corn-grinding, blacksmithing and butter…

Valle Country Fair

October 15

An overgrown church bazaar set in a picturesque North Carolina mountain valley during the peak of the fall color season. The gathering is an authentic harvest-season community celebration that revolves around top quality hand-made crafts, home-cooked food and mountain music. All proceeds go to help people in need. Free admission, $10 parking per vehicle www.vallecountryfair.org 828-963-4609

2022 Mush, Music & Mutts Festival – North Carolina’s Official Fall Liver Mush Festival

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Mush, Music & Mutts Festival - North Carolina’s Official Fall Liver Mush Festival on Saturday, October 15th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in beautiful Uptown Shelby! Recognized in regional and national media including Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods, this festival celebrates the unique regional delicacy and local food staple known as liver mush. Festival highlights include a liver mush eating contest, recipe contest and cookoff, live music, and more than 80 craft, food, and…

WNC Fermenting Festival

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cultivate Our Community with this uniquely tasteful event to be held from 11:00am to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6th, at the Madison County Fair Grounds, 258 Carolina Lane. Tickets are $5 to attend, with proceeds benefiting the local food pantry Beacon of Hope Services. Local and regional fermenters will be presenting their products with several hosting free fermenting demonstrations and sharing skills in preparing beneficial food and drinks such as jun, koji, gluten free sourdough, ciders/fruit wines, animal food, chocolates,…

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