Showcasing the Plott hound and local music, PlottFest is set for June 22-23 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The festival opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and noon on Sunday.
The official state dog of North Carolina, the Plott hound is native to Haywood County. There will be an American Plott Association-sponsored bench show and National Plott Hound Association-sponsored kid’s bench show. Live music will be provided by Balsam Range, Darren Nicholson Band, Eddie Rose & Highway 40, Mark Bumgarner, Mark Winchester Trio, The Primitive Quartet, Ila Knight, Anita & Luis Diaz, Timbre Fox, and Sam Lewis. The Ghost Town Gunfighters will perform. Food and craft vendors will be on-site.
Tickets are $15 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday or $20 for a weekend pass.
A full schedule of events can be found in the Outdoors section of this week’s Smoky Mountain News.