10 am — 3 pm downtown Hot Springs between the Post Office & Harvest Moon
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. Come down and visit yesteryear with us....
Quilt Show & Contest, Annual Baking Contest, Cake Walks, old time dress up Photo Station, Hand-Craft Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Local Craft Vendors, and Traditional Music & Story Telling all day!!
Melanie Rice-Penland & Emily Lamb
Performances by 10am JAM(Junior Appalachian Musicians) Students form the local chapter of JAM will kick off the festival with their mad skills in banjo, guitar, fiddle, and stand up base. This is an after school program that meets every Thursday for kids 3rd grade and up. What a super treat, y'all! 12pm Suzannah Park(and her sweet husband Nathan) Suzannah comes from a family of three generations of traditional singers, storytellers and dancers and is happily making music touring about the country from concert halls to music parties back at home.
1pm Primrose, an eclectic blend of musicians who play who play folk, old time, popular and traditional gospel. Performing for five years now, Primrose combination of instruments and harmonies bring a different perspective to the trail of music from Madison County.
2pm June Trevor a local singer / guitarist with a love of the Appalachain Mountians!
11:30am & 2:45pm Madison County Ballad Singers Welcome back to Emily Lamb and Melaine Penland (daughter of the award winner Sheila Kay Adams) They will sing the oldest of the old porch songs and share a few storeis to curl your toes.....
11am Jack Dalton will bring his hand-crafted wooden bowls and tell us all about his techniques!
12:45pm Ruth Gallagher will bring bring her felting materials and do a felting lesson...
1:45pm Phillip Kendall will bring his portable apple press and help us make fresh pressed apple cider to drink!
More to come ... stay tuned!
Rafeal pressing the apples
Traditional Iron Skillet Cornbread
Plus, Appalachian Cookery Concessions
<< OPENS at 11:30am >>
This year's Menu: Deer Stew, Beans, Greens, Mac-N-Cheese, Hot Dogs, (award winning) Cornbread, Biscuits, Pumpkin Pie, and Apple Pie, sweet tea and fresh pressed Apple Cider
We hope to see you in Hot Springs Saturday, October 26th 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