Mountain Makins is a folklife/crafts festival celebrating the traditions of Appalachia through juried crafts, traditional music and dance, storytelling, regional authors, fine art, skilled demontrations, a variety of delicious food, children's activities and more. The festival takes place inside and outside the Rose Center, an 18892 school building which is now an historical museum and cultural arts center.
There are two stages of music both Saturday and Sunday. More than 65 juried crafters show their best works throughout the building and on the surrounding grounds. Crafts typically represented include basketry, stained glass, blown glass, sculptures, fiber art, fine art, woodworking, dried flowers, jewelry, bath products, oils and herbs, pottery, wood furniture, gourd art, decorative painting and more.
Demonstrators bring to life traditional crafts during the festival. Among the demonstrations are broom making, woodturning, a master beekeeper, basket weaving, apple butter making, quilting, and blacksmithing.
A special Preview evening ($25 per person) includes live music and a light buffet along with a first chance to purchase the arts and crafts. A Preview ticket includes admission to the festival on Saturday and Sunday.
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