Boone Heritage Festival

Have fun with the family, learning about history through 18th century demonstrations, crafts, music, storytelling and dance. Celebrating Appalachian heritage and Daniel Boone's legacy with 18th century living history demonstrations, craft and food vendors, music jam sessions, a liar's bench, children's make-and-take crafts, and live music and storytelling by some of the region's best in old-time traditions.

The Boone Heritage FestivalSaturday October 13th, 2012, From 9AM to 4 PM, Have fun with the family, learning about history through 18th century demonstrations, crafts, music, storytelling and dance. Celebrating Appalachian heritage and Daniel Boone’s legacy with 18th century living history demonstrations, craft and food vendors, music jam sessions, a liar’s bench, children’s make-and-take crafts, and live music and storytelling by some of the region’s best in old-time traditions. Admission to the Boone Heritage Festival is FREE.

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association and the town of Boone, North Carolina present The Boone Heritage Festival the second Saturday in October, Saturday October 13th, 2012, From 9AM to 4 PM. The festival is held outdoors in the beautiful wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. The focus of the event is Appalachian traditions, history, and heritage as well as contemporary Appalachian life.
The Southern Appalachian Historical Association and the town of Boone, North Carolina present The Boone Heritage Festival the second Saturday in October, Saturday October 13th, 2012, From 9AM to 4 PM. The festival is held outdoors in the beautiful wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. The focus of the event is Appalachian traditions, history, and heritage as well as contemporary Appalachian life.

The 2012 Boone Heritage Festival presents music and storytelling performances by: Glenn Bolick, Mary Greene, Orville Hicks, Charlotte Ross, The Sheets Family, Lonnie Ward, Rick Ward, Charlie Glenn, Robert Dotson, Gordy Hinners, John Turner, Elkville String Band, Kay and Patrick Crouch, Brandon Holder and Adam Jarrell, Cecil Gurganus, Steve Kruger, Tori Cox
The 2012 Boone Heritage Festival presents music and storytelling performances by: Glenn Bolick, Mary Greene, Orville Hicks, Charlotte Ross, The Sheets Family, Lonnie Ward, Rick Ward, Charlie Glenn, Robert Dotson, Gordy Hinners, John Turner, Elkville String Band, Kay and Patrick Crouch, Brandon Holder and Adam Jarrell, Cecil Gurganus, Steve Kruger, Tori Cox

The day’s events include music and storytelling with music jam sessions all day, where both amateurs and professionals can join in. The jam sessions are open to musicians, dancers and listeners alike. You can even get a hands-on, mini music lesson in exchange for a small donation. Fun and entertaining cake walks will be featured in between sets throughout the day.

Make-and-take crafts activities include dipped candles, corn husk dolls, rag dolls, scarecrows (limited clothing items provided, or bring your own), foil “tin-punch” crafts and more. Sign up for the pumpkin-carving contest; gutted pumpkins and carving tools will be provided. You provide the creativity!
Make-and-take crafts activities include dipped candles, corn husk dolls, rag dolls, scarecrows, foil “tin-punch” crafts and more. Sign up for the pumpkin-carving contest; gutted pumpkins and carving tools will be provided. You provide the creativity!

Adjacent to the Museum property, Daniel Boone Native Gardens will be offering free, guided tours of the Gardens at designated time. Explore the varied “rooms” of the Gardens, featuring a bog garden, fern garden, rhododendron grove, vine-covered arbor and others.

The First Annual Boone Heritage Festival took place on October 8th 2011 and was attended by approximately 1500 people. Boone Heritage Festival is the major fund and friend-raiser for Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information about the Boone Heritage Festival please visit the Heritage Festival Website at www.booneheritagefestival.com
The First Annual Boone Heritage Festival took place on October 8th 2011 and was attended by approximately 1500 people. Boone Heritage Festival is the major fund and friend-raiser for Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information about the Boone Heritage Festival please visit the Heritage Festival Website at www.booneheritagefestival.com

The First Annual Boone Heritage Festival took place on October 8th 2011 and was attended by approximately 1500 people. Boone Heritage Festival is the major fund and friend-raiser for Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information about the Boone Heritage Festival please visit the Heritage Festival Website at www.booneheritagefestival.com
Festival Vendors

image Pyatt’s Herbs and More
image Susan Byerly’s Fried Apple Pies
image Kim Hogan Funnel Cakes
image Rhinno Woodturning
image Ted Tester’s Gifts and More
image Debi Trivette Cornhusk Dolls and Dreamcatchers
image Apple Hill Farm Alpacas
image Long Family Farm Soaps
image The Farmer’s Wife Fried Apple Pies
image Bill Moseley Crafts
image The Wolf Lake Weaver
image Maggie Russell Jewelry
image Simple Gifts Quilts
image Shannon Boyd Glassworks
image Nancy Pinter’s Sew Cute
image Arvil Hardy’s Handcrafts, Furniture and Woodworking

The First Annual Boone Heritage Festival took place on October 8th 2011 and was attended by approximately 1500 people. Boone Heritage Festival is the major fund and friend-raiser for Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information about the Boone Heritage Festival please visit the Heritage Festival Website at www.booneheritagefestival.com
Festival Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor of Boone Heritage Festival
image Boone Tourism Development Authority
image Town of Boone
Partners of Hickory Ridge
image Mast General Store
image Wells Fargo Bank
Raffle Sponsors
image LuLu’s Links
image Carol Sheets of White Ford Focus
image Hand Crafted by Martha
image Ringail Maille
image Anna Banana’s
image Eco Chic Knits
image Green On Me
image Earth Mama Light Lover
Patrons of Hickory Ridge
image George and Michelle Ligon
image Kelly and Ayaz Coban

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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum • The Mountains of North Carolina are rich in history

Hickory Ridge Living History Museum • The Mountains of North Carolina are rich in history. The Cherokee Indians, Daniel Boone and other early explorers and settlers are an important part of the history of our country. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum you can learn what life was like in the 1700s as our country was formed and expanded.

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Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is located on the grounds of Horn in the West, the nation’s oldest Revolutionary War drama, in Boone, North Carolina. Hickory Ridge Living History Museum was created in 1980 to foster a better understanding of the life of the settlers in the Horn in the West outdoor drama.

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Staffed with interpreters in period clothing, the 18th century homestead gives visitors a glimpse into the past and a feeling for the daily lives of early mountain settlers including how they lived, and what constituted a ‘typical’ mountain homestead.

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The museum also provides insight into the self sufficiency of our forefathers by showing the routines and skills they possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, blacksmithing, etc.

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The museum strives to recreate the atmosphere of a small mountain community around the time of the Revolutionary War when furnishings were sparse but the family was diverse with its religion, humor, and self sufficiency, creating a warm atmosphere. The Museum also features a number of special events each year.
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Horn in the West and Hickory Ridge Living History Museum are productions of the Southern Appalachian Historical Association Inc. (S.A.H.A.). It is supported by the town of Boone and over 1,000 local business in various ways. S.A.H.A is responsible for the continuation of the Horn in the West, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, and related productions and events .

On April the 11th, 2001, Dr. Kermit Hunter passed away in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Hunter wrote the script for "Horn in the West" as well as forty other historical productions. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he wrote "Unto These Hills" as his Master's Thesis under Dr. Paul Greene.Hickory Ridge Living History Museum
The Southern Appalachian Historical Association Records at The Appalachian State University Library include SAHA’s administrative papers, correspondence, brochures, souvenir programs, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and films relating to the organization, regional history, and the play, “Horn in the West.”

Also included are materials relating to the establishment of Daniel Boone Native Gardens, The Daniel Boone Trail, Overmountain, and Buffalo Trails, research into Appalachian people and culture, Daniel Boone and his descendants, other productions at the Powderhorn Theater and Daniel Boone Amphitheater, and materials relating to Hickory Ridge Homestead and the museum’s holdings.

The William Leonard Eury Appalachian Collection at ASU’s Belk Library is a repository with more than 44,000 volumes of books, over 200 periodical subscriptions, 8,000 sound recordings, and 1,500 videos and DVDs related to the Southern uplands, with strengths in the social sciences, regional history, folklore, music, religion, genealogy, fiction, and African and Native Appalachia.


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The Mast Farm Inn, Historic North Carolina Country Inn & Restaurant, Valle Crucis, NC