To further explore our 'Appalachian Heritage' October theme at the Learning Center and in the spirit of keeping our unique mountain culture alive in our children, we are preparing a fun day of old time games, music, food, and dance AND this year ... It's on Halloween!!! Come down and visit yesteryear with us....
Just $3 per person, includes: Make & Take Nature Crafts, Make & Eat projects, story telling sessions, participation in the Costume Show (prizes!), dress up & photo station, healthy treats gift bag, hay ride, and a FREE raffle ticket!
Quilt Show, Annual Baking Contest, Silent Auction, "Pumpkin Walks", Traditional Music Petting Zoo, Hand-Craft Demonstrations, Old-Time Photo Station, Games, and Traditional Music & Foods for sale all day!!
JAM(Junior Appalachian Musicians) Students from the local chapter of JAM will kick off the festival with their mad skills in banjo, guitar, fiddle, and stand up base. Lead by our dear friends Christina Chandler and Jake & Sarah Owen they take these students to the next level, truly keeping our unique mountian culture alive in the children! This is an after school program that meets every Thursday for kids 3rd grade and up. What a super treat, y'all!
Time Line of Events
10:00 am Silent Auction OPEN 11:30 am Baking Contest Judging 12:00 pm JAM (music on the stage) & 1st "Pumkin Walk" 12:00 pm Appalachian Cookery Tent & Craft Stations OPEN 12:30 pm Story Teling Session #1 1:00 pm Hay Ride > to the campground for a little treat and back 1:30 pm Christina Chandler (music on the stage) & 2nd "Pumpkin Walk" 2:15 pm Story Telling Session #2 2:30 pm Game Session #1 3:00 pm HSCLC Student Performances (music on the stage) 3:45 pm Story Telling Session #3 4:00 pm Game Session #2 4:30 pm Jack & Sarah Owen (music on the stage) and 3rd "Pumpkin Walk" 4:45 pm Silent Auction CLOSES 5:00 pm Let's all go Trick-O-Treating!!
Jack Dalton will bring his hand-crafted wooden bowls and tell us all about his techniques! *Kids get to finish bowls!
Ruth Gallagher will bring bring her doll making materials and will be giving lessons...
David Kendall will bring his portable apple press and help us make fresh pressed apple cider to drink!
Traditional Musical Petting Zoo Mikey Menninger will bring out his wonderful collection of instruments and let visitors try out fiddles, banjos, guitars, drums, ukuleles, and more!
More to come ... stay tuned!
Plus, Appalachian Cookery Concessions
<< OPENS at 11:30am >>
Wild Game Stew, Pintos, Greens, Mac-N-Cheese, (award winning) Cornbread, Biscuits, and Apple Pie & Apple Cake, and fresh pressed hot Apple Cider
All proceeds from the Silent Auction, food sales, and doantion jar go to families in need of funds for tuition at Hot Springs Community Learning Center. Together we can see to it that all who want and need our services may participate.
We hope to see you in Hot Springs Saturday, October 31st for a very special trip to yesteryear!
Would you like to support our school, but can't make it to the fesitval?
Making Financial Donations Hot Springs Community Learning Center is also happy to accept financial donations. As we are a quality five star program in an extremely economically depressed area; it is our wish for everyone who needs our services to be able to do so. You can designate your donations to be made to help assist our families in need with the cost of tuition. Or you can simply indicate that you wish your finds to go to our General Fund for operating expenses. All donations are tax deductible.
If mailing, please send your check or money order to: HSCLC PO Box 94 Hot Springs, NC 28743