The Third Annual Boone Heritage Festival is October 12th

Makes plans to enjoy the Appalachian Heritage The Southern Appalachian Historical Association and the town of Boone will present the Boone Heritage Festival the second Saturday in October. The festival will be held outdoors in the beautiful wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum.

The Boone Heritage Festival includes musical performances, storytellers, historical demonstrations from the colonial/Revolutionary time period, vendors, regional crafts, children’s activities, food, and a raffle.

The focus of the event is Appalachian traditions, history, and heritage as well as contemporary Appalachian life.

Admission to the Boone Heritage Festival is free.

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is a non-profit museum located in Boone, at 591 Horn in the West Drive, where eight original log cabins and outbuildings transport the visitor to another time.

Demonstrations will include:

  • The Pewterer – molded pewter eating utensils and toy soldiers, etc.
  • The Fiber Guild – spinning and weaving wool
  • Bob Holder – flintknapping
  • Flintlock Rifle Firing
  • Leatherwork
  • Tatting

2013 Boone Heritage Festival Schedule of Performances

Coffey Cabin Stage:

9:00 a.m. – John Peterson and Mary Greene

10:00 a.m. – Youth showcase

11:00 a.m. – Rick Ward and Orville Hicks

12:00 p.m. – Fred Frawley and Glen Bolick

1:00 p.m. – Sheets Family and Brushy Fork Ramblers

2:00 p.m. – Crooked Road Ramblers

3:00 p.m. – Meade Richter and Michael Gunter

Daniel Boone Gardens

10:00 a.m. – Storytime with Orville, Glen, and Fred

11:00 a.m. – John Peterson

12:00 p.m. – Dulcimer Orchestra

1:00 p.m. – Youth Showcase

Jamming Area:

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Cecil Gurganus, Brandon Holder, Trevor McKenzie, Rebecca Jones, Steve Kruger, and Dave Wood