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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! Admission is FREE

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Carolina Bison

Located in the lush Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Carolina Bison raises its herd on top-quality grasses and pure mountain spring water. Our robust bison graze freely on hundreds of open pasture acreage, reminiscent of the original native herds. Founded by author, lecturer, and whole-health practitioner Dr. Frank J. King, Jr. in 1985, Carolina Bison is proudly one of the largest bison ranches in the Southeastern region.

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Valle Crucis • Yates & Bake

Tells about the history of the Mast Farm Inn which the U.S. Department of the Interior describes as ”one of the most complete and best preserved groups of nineteenth century farm buildings in western North Carolina.”

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Warren Hellmann, Bluegrass & Philanthropy

If you Google “bluegrass” and “philanthropy,” two stories pop up: Warren Hellman’s Hardly Strictly festival and Steve Martin’s awesome, annual $50,000 bluegrass grants. The music is not without benefactors at the regional level, Henri Deschamps from Western NC has been very generous to the bluegrass community.

















































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