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Virtual Folk Festival

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

While the annual Appalachian Folk Festival at the Vance Birthplace is postponed until next year, we
are excited to bring you a virtual event and online story map so you can experience our Folk Festival
all year long. Join us on Facebook Live on October 17th between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. At the top
of the hour staff will go live with demonstrations including musicians, storytelling, weaving, and crafts.
For this fun filled day we will take you behind the scenes and bring you never before seen corners of
the Vance Birthplace.

On this day, the Vance Birthplace will also launch a new online experience, Falling for Appalachia.
This story map will highlight the demonstrations that our visitors typically see at the annual Folk
Festival, from blacksmithing to chair caning. Staff traveled to some of our region’s amazing
craftspeople to learn a little bit more about the stories behind their crafts


October 17
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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We welcome submission of Western North Carolina events focused on our heritage themes of mountain music, crafts, foodways, outdoors and Cherokee culture. Please submit two weeks in advance.

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