FALL Arts, Crafts & Bake Sale :: Friday, October 2 from 9am-4pm :: Saturday, October 3 from 9am-3pm :: Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church, Franklin, NC :: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!

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“Contemporary Native American Life” is the theme of an arts competition sponsored by Western Carolina University, Southwestern Community College and the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee.

The contest is open to kindergarten through high school students of the six westernmost counties (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain) and the Qualla Boundary, and to students of WCU and SCC. Entries are limited to one per person, with cash prizes of $200, $150 and $100 awarded to the top three entries in each of two categories: photography and two-dimensional art (not including photography).


Three Eagles Outfitters is taking applications for artists/crafters for a Fall Artists Market set for Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Booth spaces are free but limited.

Artists/crafters must fill out an appliation, provide photos and descriptions and will be juried.


Western Carolina University presents its festival of traditional mountain culture, Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.

WCU’s fall festival features a variety of art and crafts, music, clogging, folk rats, contest an activities all wrapped up in a one-day event. All Mountain Heritage Day activities, including stage performances, will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the exception of registration for the woodcutting contest, which starts at 9 a.m. This year’s festival will be held on fields behind the Cordelia Camp Building, in parking lots and grassy areas around the Camp building and in the Mountain Heritage Center, which is located on the ground floor of H.F. Robinson Administration Building. Admission and parking are free.


‘A Bountiful Harvest’ of events

The 58th annual Macon County Fair kicked off Wednesday afternoon at the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center and will continue until Saturday evening. The theme for this year’s fair is “A Bountiful Harvest,” which residents who have their handiwork on display, have fully adopted.

Being one of the last fairs in existence to focus on the importance of agriculture in the region, the Macon County Fair works in conjunction with local schools who incorporate the fair’s theme into their curriculum. Students from each school in the district are invited to submit artwork and projects that encompass the agricultural theme.


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