Celebrate Appalachian heritage, Oct. 2

The Cradle of Forestry annual fall festival will celebrate the rich forest heritage of Western North Carolina with the traditions of mountain living and woodcraft from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.

More than 30 traditional craftsmen, exhibitors and musicians will be on the grounds demonstrating old-timey ways.

Living history interpreters will share weaving, open hearth cooking, candle making, creating corn husk dolls, basket making, instrument making and wood carving.

People can try their own hand at using a cross-cut saw, rolling a log, casting a fly rod or operating a potter’s wheel.

Live music will play from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Cradle of Forestry is located four miles south of Blue Ridge Parkway on U.S. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest. $6 for adults; $3 for youth 15 and under. 828.877.3130 or www.cradleofforestry.org.

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