General Activities 2016

8:00am - 5K Race Begins

9:00am - Registration for Chainsaw Contest and Car Show Begins

10:00am - Festival Opens

10:00am - Black Powder Demonstration

11:00am - Cherokee Stickball Game

2:00pm - Cherokee Stickball Game

3:00pm - Black Powder Demonstration

5:00pm - Festival Closes


Balsam Stage

10:00am - The Deitz Family

10:45am - Mountain Youth Talent Award Winners

11:15am - Queen Family

12:00pm - Buckstankle Boys with Bailey Mountain Cloggers

12:45pm - Food Contest Winners

1:00pm - Mountain Faith Band

1:45pm - Beard and Moustache Contest and Costume Contest

2:00pm - The Barefoot Movement

2:45pm - Tsalagi Touring Group

3:15pm - Buncombe Turnpike with Cole Mountain Cloggers


Blue Ridge Stage

10:00am - Eddie Rose and Highway 40

10:45am - The Foxfire Boys with Green Grass Cloggers

11:45am - Phil and Gaye Johnson

12:30pm - Mountain Heritage Award and Order of he Longleaf Pine

1:00pm - Stoney Creek Band

1:45pm - Whitewater Bluegrass Company & Bailey Mountain Cloggers

2:45pm - Arts and Craft Award

3:00pm - Unspoken Tradition

4:00pm - Mountain Faith Band


Children’s Stage

10:00am - Phil and Gaye Johnson

10:30pm - Mountain Faith Band

11:00pm - Tsalagi Touring Group

11:30pm - Jackson County Junior Appalachian Musicians

12:00pm - The Barefoot Movement

12:30pm - Green Grass Cloggers

1:00pm - Possum on a Whale

1:30pm - Cole Mountain Cloggers

2:00pm - The Dietz Family Band

2:30pm - Tom Godleski


Circle Tent

10:00am - Jackson County Historical Society

11:30am - Blue Ridge Mountain Home Circle with Avril Freeman, Eddie Rose, Summer MacMahon, Lawrence Dillingham, and Steve Sutton

1:00pm - Hard Times Circle with Audie McGinnis, Lee Shuford, Dean English, Tom Nixon, Mark Queen, and Gaye Johnson

3:00pm - Wild Game Circle with Will Ritter, The Dietz Family, Wes Clifton, Danielle Bishop, and Uncle Ted White


Shape Note Singing Tent

10:30am - Sacred Harp Singing

12:15am - Ballad Circle with Jeanette Schrock, Will Ritter, Denise O'Sullivan, and Dee Dee Norton

1:30pm - Christian Harmony Singing


Schedule Subject to Change