Photos From Boone Heritage Festival

Published Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm
Cooking the old-fashion way at the Boone Heritage Festival. Photos by Ken Ketchie

Cooking the old-fashion way at the Boone Heritage Festival. Photos by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

Oct. 14, 2013. The third-annual Boone Heritage Festival was held on Saturday. From old-time music and storytelling to flintlock rifle marksmanship and much more, the festival, which is presented by the Town of Boone and the Southern Appalachian Historical Association, celebrated 18th-century Appalachian living on Saturday with the third-annual Boone Heritage Festival. 

Amidst a busy fall weekend with a full slate of activities for locals and visitors to the High Country to enjoy, many came out to the Daniel Boone Park to enjoy a walk back in time during a rain-free morning and afternoon. 

“We felt like the turnout was good,” SAHA Director Michelle Ligon said. “The music was fantastic. A lot of people attending were very complimentary of the music and enjoyed having Orville Hicks and Glenn Bolick and storytellers like that there.”

Many volunteers came out and exhibited the old ways through spinning and weaving wool to creating fine leatherwork. Mike Campbell, a frontiers-skill expert, (see image below) who showcased some of his handiwork, and a Travis Souther, a former resident who know resides in Greensboro and who spun and weaved wool the old-timey way, were among the volunteers who shared their knowledge with attendees to the Boone Heritage Festival. 

 Also, Campbell and his son Cole were manning the popular tomahawk-throwing activity. 

“There was big group there at one point,” Ligon added. 

For more information about the Boone Heritage Festival, click here.  

See photos below by Ken Ketchie and then Lonnie Webster

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    Trevor McKenzie (left) was among those who performed at the Boone Heritage Festival. Photos by Ken Ketchie

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    Making apple cider at the Boone Heritage Festival

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    The Boy Scout troops make popcorn for hungry passersby.

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    Boone Town Council Member Rennie Brantz is among those playing old-time music in the jamming area.

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    The weather held up for a fun day of Appalachian heritage at the Daniel Boone Park.

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    s A marksmen shows off his rifle.

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    According to Blue Ridge Heritage website, Mike Campbell is “a knowledgeable and seasoned presenter of American frontier skills, he is, among other things, a skilled woodworker, leatherworker, and knife maker.”

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    Another marksmen shows off his attire.

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    Cooking the old-fashion way at the Boone Heritage Festival.

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    Hatchet throwing was one of the skills demonstrated during the Boone Heritage Festival.

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    Travis Souther spins and weaves wool.

 

Orville Hicks - Photo by Lonnie Webster

Orville Hicks – Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

The leaves are changing at the Boone Heritage Festival. Photo by Lonnie Webster

The leaves are changing at the Boone Heritage Festival. Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

A marksmen shows off his attire and rifle. Photo by Lonnie Webster

A marksmen shows off his attire and rifle. Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

Incumbent Boone Town Council Candidate Rennie Brantz plays guitar in the jamming area. Photo by Lonnie Webster

Incumbent Boone Town Council Candidate Rennie Brantz plays guitar in the jamming area. Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

The Boy Scout Troops make kettle corn. Photo by Lonnie Webster

The Boy Scout Troops – Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

Cooking the old-fashion way at the Boone Heritage Festival. Photo by Lonnie Webster

Cooking the old-fashion way at the Boone Heritage Festival. Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

Glenn Blolick - Photo by Lonnie Webster

Glenn Blolick – Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

Photo by Lonnie Webster

Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

Orville Hicks - Photo by Lonnie Webster

Orville Hicks – Photo by Lonnie Webster

 

The jamming area at the Boone Heritage Festival - Photo by Lonnie Webster

The jamming area at the Boone Heritage Festival – Photo by Lonnie Webster

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