October 8, 2011, 10am-6pm at Highland Lake Cove, Flat Rock, NC
Farmers, homebuilders, craftspeople, restaurateurs, social and political activists, and conscious consumers of the Southern Appalachians gather together for a weekend of local food, sustainable product trade show, plant walks, sustainable living workshops, a kids program, and more!
The True Nature Country Fair is a celebration of the heritage of the southern appalachians, with a focus on applying traditions in the future. Thus our mission: celebrating our heritage and cultivating our future.The focus on local, organic, and sustainable means that everything featured at the Fair is from the southern Appalachian region and will be produced from resources that are at least 50% organic and/or sustainable. The exhibit areas include a farmers market, energy and shelter, health and healing, social and political action, and crafts. The education component includes workshops on gardening, farming, and homesteading, plus nature walks, a children's program, and small livestock displays.
The entrance fees for the Fair are $10 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and younger.
The fair's Old Times Music Contest is open to everyone and categories include Junior Banjo and Fiddle, Senior Banjo and Fiddle, and Old Time Bands.
Download music, dance and other schedules from the site.
Performers and events include:
Geri LittleJohn on Flute (10am)
Honeybee Democracy (11am)
Old Time Music Contest Open to everyone. (noon)
Contra Dance with Charlotte Crittenden & Music by Joe Hallock and the Flat Creek Boys (1:30pm)
Joe Hallock and the Flat Creek Boys (3pm)
The Honeycutters (4:30pm)
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