This year will bring the 22nd edition of the Bluff Mountain Festival! Started to unify the community in support of the efforts to preserve Bluff Mountain, this year’s festival celebrates that milestone effort as well as a renewed vision of community involvement and public resolve.
2017 Performers Include: Ballad singer Betty Smith, master fiddler Roger Howell, The Green Grass Cloggers, ballad singer and songwriter Joe Penland, The Stoney Creek Boys, the Midnight Plowboys, and the popular Madison County Ballad Singers, who showcase the living history of our place and our songs. Featured this year will be songwriter, Kate Campbell.
This year’s festival will recognize and commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI encampment of German soldiers in Hot Springs. In May 1917, the town of Hot Springs had a population of 650 but soon the number would increase with the addition of almost 2200 German prisoners. Terry Roberts, the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award winner, will read from his novel A Short Time to Stay Here, his award-winning novel of the community based on actual people and events.
Artist vendor booths features a wide variety of art and craft and provides a one-of-a-kind shopping opportunity. Food vendors from local non-profits will sell a selection of home-cooked delights, as part of the festival’s longtime mission, to be a both catalyst and meeting point for community togetherness, friendship, and support.
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for seating in front of the stage and in the shade of elegant magnolias.
Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Hot Springs, NC
Silent Auction with local art, craft, music and fun packages benefits the Madison County Arts Council.