History comes alive at the Blackberry Jam

For a taste of fun and history, visit The Blackberry Jam from 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Macon County Fair Grounds.

The Macon County Historical Society has lined up a variety of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the role that Macon County played. This will be the first of a series of events and lectures to be held over the next four years.

The jam will showcase local and regional talent from acts like Nathan Parrish, The White Sisters, Mickey, Pat and Trisha Raby, Barbara Duncan, David Patterson, the Community Choir and the Good Old Boys from Clover Creek.

Gary Carden and the Ammons Sisters will tell Appalachian stories, while Gregg Clark will offer a chilling ghost story.

Square dancing, metal and wood working and shoe making demonstrations will be held throughout the day, and the girls from the Rabun County 4-H Club will be making corn shuck dolls for the children. Food vendors will also be on hand to tempt appetites.

Other entertainment will include pony rides and questions and answers with Civil War re-enactors.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children under 12 are free. 828.524.9758 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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