Each year, the John C Campbell folk school hosts its Fall Festival on the first Saturday and Sunday of October. This year marks the 40th annual Fall Festival.
They also make a quilt banner representing each year that they host the fall festival. I always enjoy getting a picture of them and sharing them with you, so look below for links to one’s from previous years. There is some great talent that goes into making them. There’s also a picture of the long row of the banners from each year.
Inside the big barn, they always have some great music going on both days. Here is a wonderful bluegrass band that we caught a video of and wanted to share with you. He is singing about all kinds of stuff, including chicken bones! It’s pretty funny, but there’s no doubt it’s good, exciting music when you’re standing there watching it.
There always some incredibly talented artist there as well. They are selling their products they handcraft. This year, we bought a beautiful handmade basket that is designed to hang on the wall. It’s quite large and is perfect for hanging Jessica’s grandmother’s blanket. It truly is beautiful and took a lot of talent to make it! There are so many incredible vendors there, there’s no way that she can leave without being in awe of the talent that is there. I even bought a handcrafted buffalo belt for only $30 that was custom fit for me! It was far better than anything you can buy in a store for essentially the same price.
When The Fall Festival comes back in 2014, you should definitely go! Go ahead and put on your calendar for the first Saturday and Sunday in October. We look forward to seeing you there! 🙂