Friday, September 19, 2014

Heritage Weekend at Asheville's Folk Art Center

September 20 - 21, 2014   Heritage Weekend    is a two-day celebration of traditional crafts and music. This 34th annual free festival is sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild and features traditional music, dancing and heritage craft demonstrations. A highlight of the weekend is the 32nd Annual World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition on Saturday, 2:00-3:00 PM. Joe “Colonel Buncombe” Bly will emcee the competition. 

The Folk Art Center   is home base for the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center is the hub of traditional and contemporary mountain art and crafts, with changing exhibits in both the focus gallery and the main gallery and the permanent exhibit all styles are displayed. Demonstrations and educational opportunities are scheduled regularly and there are special events throughout the year. The members shop is visited by thousands of tourists and locals annually.  The Folk Art Center is located at milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville NC

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