6th Annual Boone Heritage Festival
October 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| Free
Join us for the Boone Heritage Festival!
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 Boone Cultural Resources present the Boone Heritage Festival the second Sunday in October. The festival is held outdoors from 10AM-4PM in the beautiful wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum.
Boone Heritage Festival offers hours of traditional old-time music, authentic Southern Appalachian jack tales and storytelling. Enjoy historical demonstrations from the colonial/American Revolution time period. Shop the craft vendors, food vendors, book authors, regional craft demonstrations and children’s make-and-take craft activities. And, don’t miss our signature food items, such as delicious, deep-fried Scotch Eggs, at the concession stand.
Old-time musicians, young and old, fill the Coffey Cabin Stage all day with the heritage sounds of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, stand-up bass and guitar. Take a seat on our log benches or bring a blanket or favorite chair and settle in!
Bring your instrument and join in one of the music jams happening on the festival grounds. Check out the Instrument “Petting Zoo” where you can try out a new instrument and learn a new musical skill.
Tour the cabins of Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Learn about the history of the local settlement period, when people came in droves to claim land in the so-called “Lost Province” after the American Revolution.
Browse the museum gift shop, brimming with historical goods, costume supplies, craft kits, souvenirs, books and gifts.
Admission to the Boone Heritage Festival is free. For more information, please visit www.BooneHeritageFestival.com.
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is a non-profit museum located in Boone, at 591 Horn in the West Drive, where original log cabins, outbuildings and gift shop help the visitor to reflect on a long-ago time.