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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.


The Macon County Fair cake committee is looking forward to selecting the 2011 “Best Cake in Macon County.” If you have a special cake recipe that has been handed down through the generations or one that always disappears first at the church suppers, why not enter it in the “Best Cake in Macon County” contest.

Entries will be accepted on Saturday, Sept. 17, between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Macon County Fair Pavilion. Entry forms are found in the Fair catalogue or can be filled out the day of the contest. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. at the pavilion. All entries and recipes become the property of the Macon County Fair. Recipes and photos may be printed in the 2012 Macon County Fair Cookbook.



The Franklin Garden Club, in cooperation with the Macon County Fair Board, is holding its annual flower show at the 58th Annual Macon County Fair. The flower show opened to the public starting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 19. The show is located in Building D of the Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center, formerly known as the Macon County Fairgrounds, on South Georgia Road (Hwy. 441.)

Both full-time and seasonal residents of Macon County are exhibiting flowers and plants at the show.

“We encourage multiple entries, but exhibitors could enter only one item in each of the over 70 subdivisions of 12 classes” said Jeanne Vaughters, president of the Franklin Garden Club.


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