Monday, September 5, 2016

Mountain Heritage Festival

This past Saturday, my husband and I took a short drive over to Blairsville, GA to attend the annual Mountain Heritage Festival. This festival is held every Labor Day weekend at the Mountain Life Museum. 

They honestly have something for everyone. You'll find mountain arts/crafts, music, food vendors, storytelling, farm animals, gold panning, living history activities, demonstrations on basket making, chair caning, quilting and spinning along with activities for children. 

The activities are centered around the Mountain Life Museum property consisting of the Historic 1899 Courthouse, the 1906 Butt/Mock Home, the 1861 John Payne Cabin, the circa 1830 Duncan Cabin, and a late 1800's corn crib. 

I'm a bit of a talker, if you haven't already picked up on that, and I love meeting people and hearing their stories. On this trip I met a talented jaw harp player, a hilarious 81 year old Civil War reenactor, a gifted open fire cook/demonstrator, and a kind butter maker. I look forward to sharing a little about each of these characters and their skills this week. 

My only regret is not getting to attend Sunday when The Pressley Girls took the stage to perform. The twin sisters play and sing a wonderful mix of blue grass, folk, and indie music. You should definitely check them out! 

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