Events

Mountain Heritage Day

The 43rd annual Mountain Heritage Day festival is held on the campus of Western Carolina University. Mountain Heritage Day is a unique event of free, family-oriented daylong activities that celebrate Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and culture. It is the grand-daddy of such festivals, drawing more than 15,000 guests. This year’s event has been named as one of the Top 20 festivals by the Southeast Tourism Society. Headline musical acts include Mountain Faith and Country Current, the U.S. Navy’s bluegrass band, along with Whitewater Bluegrass Company, Ol’ Dirty Bathtub and many others.

Year-round, WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center is an award-winning museum of southern Appalachian culture and history, and a regional resource for education and research, with more information available at mhc.wcu.edu.


Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Event Details

Location Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
Cost Free
Music Styles Bluegrass
Gospel
Old-Time
Shaped-Note Singing
Square Dancing
Event Type Festival, Singing Session, Workshop / Class / Demonstration
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Dancers Welcome
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible
  • ✔ Picnic Space

Contact Info

Phone 828-227-3193
http://www.mountainheritageday.com

Upcoming Dates:


Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce