John C. Campbell Folk School

Win Tickets to JCCFS Fall Festival 2019

barn with banjo and pumpkins

John C. Campbell Folk School will hold its annual Fall Festival October 5 & 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12.

There’ll be 200+ craft booths to visit; music and dancing on two stages; demonstrations of crafts like blacksmithing and woodcarving; activities for children, and plenty of food so you don’t have to worry about going hungry.

I’ll offer a few tips in case you’ve never been to a JCCFS Fall Festival before: traffic can be extremely heavy so if you plan to be at the festival to catch a certain performance you’ll need to allow for extra driving time; the festival is spread over a large area which means you’ll be walking a far piece from where you park; most of the walking is on trails so sturdy shoes will be your best choice of foot-wear; and while many vendors accept cards, there’ll be a few who don’t so you’ll want to carry some extra cash if you plan on doing any spending.

Saturday is the more hectic of the two days. If you’re really interested in perusing craft vendors Sunday morning is by far the best opportunity.

The Pressley Girls will be playing both days of the festival, although Paul and I will only be playing with them on Sunday.

The Pressley Girls Fall Festival Schedule

October 5, 2019 @ 2:40 p.m. Shady Grove Stage (Down near the Craft Shop)

October 6, 2019 @ 10:40 a.m. Festival Barn Stage

If you make it out to either performance please come up and say hello, we’d love to meet you.

Wish you had a free ticket to attend the festival? Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win two Fall Festival 2019 tickets. *Giveaway ends September 23, 2019.


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  • Reply
    BJ Moore
    September 24, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Would love to meet you and the girls. Love your blog

  • Reply
    Jeanette Queen
    September 24, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Love, Love JCCFS Fall Festival ! Looking forward to it !
    Great music, food, crafts…..our beautiful WNC mountains !

  • Reply
    Evan Kruppenbach
    September 23, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Hi Tipper,
    We will be coming to the Fall Festival again this year. As always, we look forward to seeing you and your lovely family, and listening to some good music!

  • Reply
    September 21, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Oh, I want to go so badly. Don’t know if I will ever make it back to NC and the Brasstown area. The festival got rained out the year that I made the journey down. Have fun for me. Enjoy the crafts, music, people and FOOD. I would love it all.

  • Reply
    September 21, 2019 at 11:51 am

    I would really enjoy the music, food, etc but we’re in the midst of a renovation project now. Maybe next year.

  • Reply
    Wanda Devers
    September 21, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I wish I could attend! Maybe next year I can make a road trip with my best friend. Hope yall have good weather & everything goes good!

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    Ken Roper
    September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Usually, you and Paul play with Chitter and Chatter at 2:00 in the evening. I’ll try and make the Sunday event. That’s pretty early tho. I can’t wait! I want to see stuff along the way.

    I’ve got to have my coffee. By the time I get there, I’ll be on at least my third cup: I’m a Coffee Nut. …Ken

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    Helen Anderson
    September 21, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Enjoy your daily doses of our beloved Appalacia enormously!

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