Appalachian Festival

Music, lectures, storytelling, artisan exhibits, craft sales, book signings, country cooking and other family fun designed to recognize and celebrate the rich history, culture, people and traditions of Appalachia.

Established in the fall of 2011, the college’s annual Celebration of Appalachia began as a series of lectures, concerts, exhibits, discussions, movies, theatre, tours, festivals, and other educational and entertaining activities designed to honor the Appalachian heritage. The marquee event, the Appalachian Festival, began in the spring of 2012 to further celebrate the history, culture, people and traditions of Appalachia with music, art, crafts, cuisine, literature and discourse. Acknowledging the importance of coal to the region, the event became A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage and Coal Culture in the spring of 2017.

The Appalachian Festival features local vendors who come to show off and sell their handmade products. Click the link below to view the vendor guidelines and application.

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