Brushy Mountain Apple Festival – Wilkesboro – October 6, 2018
The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is one of the largest one-day arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. The Brushy Mountain Apple Festival is not just this club’s largest fundraiser but has become one of Wilkes County’s biggest fundraisers. Over 100 civic, church and other non-profit organizations participate in the festival. And best of all, it’s FREE!
Boone Heritage Festival – Boone – October 7, 2018
Celebrating Appalachian heritage with 18th-century living history demonstrations, craft vendors, music jam sessions, children’s activities, live music, and storytelling. The Southern Appalachian Historical Association and the town of Boone will present the Boone Heritage Festival the second Sunday in October. The festival will be held outdoors in the beautiful wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum.
The Boone Heritage Festival includes musical performances, storytellers, historical demonstrations from the colonial/Revolutionary time period, vendors, regional crafts, children’s activities, food, and a raffle.
The focus of the event is Appalachian traditions, history, and heritage as well as contemporary Appalachian life. Admission to the Boone Heritage Festival is free.