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Mountain Heritage Day

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will play WNC Sept. 30. File photo Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will play WNC Sept. 30. File photo

A beloved long-time Western North Carolina tradition, the 49th annual Mountain Heritage Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.


The annual festival of Southern Appalachian traditions and culture is renowned as a showcase of bluegrass, old-time and traditional music, as well as family activities, artisan demonstrations and the region’s finest arts and crafts booths with over 130 vendors. Food will also be available onsite.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, updates and a full schedule of events/live music, go to

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