Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School’s Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School’s Brasstown, North Carolina campus, every October.
The Fall Festival presents a wonderful opportunity to share treasured Appalachian culture, crafts, and music with our region’s residents and visitors. When planning each year’s event, we always look for ways to broaden our connection to our Folk School community. This year, we’ll celebrate our 47th anniversary, and we’re excited to offer several new elements we think everyone will enjoy.
Our Fall Festival is essentially a multifaceted arts and music showcase that draws hundreds of passionate artisans and performers. Hundreds of fine craftspeople will showcase distinctive crafts that range from quirky to elegant. Local and regional musicians and dancers, including some talented family groups, will bring a delightful energy to our Folk School campus.
Visit a wide variety of fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school’s winding wooded paths. Watch more than 30 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with traditional roots music, and tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and other dance performances throughout the weekend.
One of the largest and most popular events of its type in the region, the Folk School’s Fall Festival is a celebration of our rich Appalachian culture. The annual festival features over 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance on two stages, and demonstrations all weekend long. Visitors will enjoy tasty food, kids’ activities, and much more.
Hungry festivalgoers can satisfy their appetites with a tasty lunch, dessert, or snack. Vendors’ concession proceeds benefit several non-profit and community organizations.
- No pets allowed.
- While many vendors accept credit cards, attendees are encouraged to bring cash to pay for tickets and food.
- Applications for craft and food vendors will be available in March.