I’ve Got Tickets To The JCCFS Fall Festival – Want To Win Them?

John C Campbell Folk School Cloggers
Chatter and Chitter’s Clogging Team (the JCCFS Team) typically practice in the Open House in the summer months-and in the Keith House during the cold winter months-but this time of the year-they get to practice on the big stage-in the Festival Barn.

The Folk School Clogging Team perform year round-and they take every performance seriously. But since Fall Festival is sorta like company coming to your house-they want to make every step shine for their fall festival performances.

Clogging at the john c campbell folk school
They concentrate extra hard on things like holding/swishing their skirts (looks like Chatter needs a little more practice);

Precison clogging
Making sure their lines are always straight;

Brasstown's Folk School Cloggers

Remembering where the center of the stage is-and to always wear a SMILE at all times!

Cloggers at the fall festival

It might seem like hard work-but actually the excitement of getting ready for fall festival is always fun. And the practice totally pays off-take a look at the video below and see if you don’t agree.

Didn’t that look like fun? And that’s just a small taste of what the John C. Campbell Folk School’s Fall Festival is all about.

JCCFS Fall Festival 2011
Live close enough to attend the festival? The Folk School generously donated 4 tickets for me to giveaway-so if you want the tickets-leave me a comment and tell me. There will be 2 winners-each getting 2 tickets. The tickets are good for which ever day of the festival you decide to attend.

To be entered in the giveaway-all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. The giveaway will close on Tuesday September 20, 2011.

Oh and come back tomorrow to see the one thing about clogging that makes me cringe-and for another chance to enter the giveaway.



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    September 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I would love to win tickets to the Folk School Festival. I have never been since I just moved to this area!
    I am ready to hear you call my name!
    Smiles, Cyndi

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    September 20, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Tipper, your blog has fans all the way in California!
    I’ll be coming out there soon and in time for the fall festival. Count me in on the giveaway! Great video–can’t wait to see the girls clogging and hope to meet you.

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    B J Gipson Moore
    September 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I found your blog last year after attending the festival for the first time. I’ve looked forward everyday since to reading your insights of folk lore, mountain wisdom, and laughter.

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    September 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I sure wish we were closer!

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    Karen Kephart Twiss
    September 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Tipper—I have lived in Murphy all my life and never attended the Folk School Festival…shame on me…. every year I say I am going and never make it. And, I know your girls are great at clogging!!!

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    September 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Fancy dancing. We call that square dancing where I live My husband and I use to belong to a club and dance every Friday. Even our 3 kids took lessons and danced but they soon quit. That was so much fun but we were much younger back in the 60’s. I did notice they were clogging at the end of the video. No tickets, I live in Kansas.

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    Bill Burnett
    September 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Love the clogging, brings back memories of Fontana Village in the late 60s early 70s when my knees still worked. I hope to get to attend the festival and meet you and the “Deer Hunter” if I’m not in the woods myself.

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    teresa atkinson
    September 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    We are coming —- look forward to seeing the girls and you. Question – what hunt club and what area is the deer hunters property down here?

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    B f
    September 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    wouldnt it be fun to see an oldster like me doing that dance?
    (ha)well anyway it would be a nice conversation piece huh?
    oh i love all your music .it sounds like the old time revivals way back when , (the gospel music)
    back then we didnt have a worry in the world , nothing coming in so no bills to pay! just raise our own food and enjoy , the elec bill was something like 2.50 and before that we didnt even have elec
    well enough reminising
    have a great day

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    Cheryl Soehl
    September 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    The festival would be the trip of a lifetime. My sister, Trina, taught a few classes there way back when and she always spoke of being there as heaven — to be among others who, using their hands and hearts, create things of beauty that will become cherished heirlooms as they are passed down from one family member to another. What could be more satisfying to do or to see?

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    September 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    to far away, but if i could i would. will just have to attend with your music and videos and photos

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    September 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the introduction of what’s to come. I look forward
    to this event every fall and I’ll
    tell others about it too. Last year was a lot of fun! I couldn’t
    hardly believe all the different
    crafts I saw and in just one day.

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    September 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    That would be so much fun! But I’m no where close enough to come. I loved the video; wish my knees would let me dance like that.

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    Dee Campbell
    September 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    We do live locally and have never attended the Fall Festival, but would love to this year! Love your website too!
    The Campbells

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    Sherie Rowe
    September 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I would so love to attend! I have wanted to go for quite awhile. I am a soy candlemaker, so seeing the crafts is always the hilight for me when I attend a festival!

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    Kathy McConnell
    September 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Love you website!

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    September 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I would love a chance to win tickets to the Fall Festival! But we both know I will be there win or loose. I love that the girls are still clogging, they are such awesome young ladies!

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    Sheryl Paul
    September 14, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Wish I could be there, won’t be getting in til the following week.

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    Joe Mode
    September 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

    We are hoping to go to the festival, have wanted to go for quite a while. We have been participating in the Exchange Place fall festival in Kingsport for about 17 years now, Patsy and her beeswax candles and me and my whittling and walking sticks. Have been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild for quite a while now. Would love to meet you all.

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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    September 14, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Love it Tipper! Can’t wait!

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    September 14, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wish i was close enough to go, know it would be alot of fun. Liked the video. They are really good.

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