Mountain Heritage Day

Mountain Heritage Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Western Carolina University
1 University Drive

Enjoy one of the top events in the Southeast with food and craft vendors, family-friendly activities, interactive kids area, along with performances and demonstrations celebrating the Southern Appalachian mountain culture.


Ingles's Blue Ridge Stage

10:00 am: Buncombe Turnpike

10:45 am: Whitewater Bluegrass Co. with Bailey Mountain Cloggers

12:00 pm: Mountain Heritage Awards presentation

12:30 pm: Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Choir

1:30 pm: Cherokee Dance with JR Wolfe

2:00 pm: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper with Baily Mountain Cloggers

3:15 pm: Let's Try Clogging with Simone Pace

3:45 pm: Darren Nicholson Band with J-Creek Cloggers

Running Cedar Springs Children's Stage

10:00 am: Deitz Family

10:30 am: Blue Ridge JAM program

11:00 am: Jackson County 4-H Livestock Club

11:30 am: Tom Godleski, storytelling

12:00 pm: Jubilee Mountain Cloggers

12:30 pm: Phil and Gaye Johnson

1:15 pm:  Dustin Tramper, Cherokee Storytelling
2:00 pm: Simone Pace and J-Creek Cloggers, clogging demonstration
2:30 pm: Ashton Woody tells Jack Tales

Jackson County Tourism Balsam Circle Tent

10:00 am: Jean Dowell with Mike Oberst
10:45 am: Haywood Ramblers
11:30 am: Fiddle Circle with Michael Cleveland, Crystal Deitz, Don Lewis, and William Ritter
12:30 pm: Deitz Family
1:15 pm: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
2:15 pm: Music makes Community Circle with Phil and Gaye Johnson, Darren Nicholson, Travis Stuart, and Uncle Ted White
3:15 pm: Dustin Tramper, Cherokee stories

Shape Note Tent

10:00 am: Sacred Harp Singing
12:00 pm: Ballad Circle
1:00 pm: Christian Harmony Singing
3:00 pm: Cherokee Language Choir
First Bank Stickball Field

11:00 am: Hummingbird Stickball Team

2:00 pm: Hummingbird Youth Stickball Team

3:00 pm: Atlatl and Black Powder Rifle demonstration

McNeely's Chainsaw Competition

9:00 am: On-site registration

10:00 am: Competition Beings

Andy Shaw Ford Classic Car Show

9:00-10:00 am: Registration

2:00 pm: Awards Announced