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The Fourth Annual Boone Heritage Festival Held Sunday, Oct. 12 Celebrating Southern Appalachian Heritage

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Oct. 7, 2014. The fourth annual Boone Heritage Festival will celebrate southern Appalachian heritage and the history of Daniel Boone on Sunday, Oct. 12. The festival will take place all day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is a great event for the entire family to enjoy.

The event will feature vendors, storytelling, live music, crafts, demonstrations and much more at the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum in Boone. The event is completely free of charge and is open to the public.

Demonstrations at the event will include pewter molding, wool spinning and weaving, flintknapping, flintlock rifle firing, leatherwork and tatting. The many hands-on activities at the event will include a mock archaeological dig, scarecrow building, pumpkin carving, cornhusk crafts and much more. New this year will be a musical petting zoo where guests can try fiddles, mandolins, banjos and traditional Appalachian instruments.

This years vendor list is as follows:

  • Apple Hill Alpacas
  • Leniavel Trivette
  • Aquarian Gems
  • Long Family Farm Soaps
  • Big Bear Beadworks
  • Arville Hardy Rustic Furniture
  • Boy Scouts Kettle Corn, Apple Cider and Cotton Candy
  • Debi Trivette Cornshuck Crafts and Dreamcatchers
  • Sew Unexpected Crochet Hats
  • Kathy’s Obsession Jewelry
  • Appalachian Candle Company
  • Shannon Boyd Glassworks
  • The Farmers’ Wife Fried Apple Pies
  • Maggie Russell Jewelry
  • Mike Lowe Leatherworks
  • Carol Lowe Fiberworks
  • Pyatt’s Herbs and More
  • Simple Gifts Quilts
  • Byerly’s Fried Apple Pies, Wooden Pens and Boxes
  • Ted Tester Decor
  • Suumka Knitted and Felted Crafts
  • Seven Sisters Jewelry
  • Boy Scouts Bake Sale
  • Randell Jones
  • Shawn Harley Pewter
  • Concession food
  • Feastie Boys

Reenactors of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum will be dressed up in period clothing and participating in historic activities, giving the impression that guests have just stepped out of a time machine into the days of Daniel Boone.

The Hickory Ridge Living History Museum was created in 1980 to create a better understanding of life of the settlers present in the area during the Revolutionary War. The 18th century homestead is staffed with interpreters to give visitors a glimpse into the past into the daily lives of the early settlers.

There truly is something for everyone at this educational, cultural event. For more information, contact the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum at 828-264-2120 or [email protected]

Check out photos from last year’s festival.

Photos by Lonnie Webster

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Annual Boone Heritage Festival