Monday, August 15, 2011

Frozen Head Heritage Festival 2011

Frozen Head State Park's annual Heritage Day is equal parts fun and education, keeping the Appalachian traditions alive.
There was Bluegrass music, of course,
which brought out the cloggers.
There was food, served up by the Morgan County Cattlemen's Association.
There were craft demonstrators,
and a spinning demonstration using freshly-plucked fur from Angora rabbits.
There was apple cider, freshly squeezed and served by the volunteer fire department,
and games that held a built-in history lesson, led by a ranger educated in Appalachian studies.
There was a chance to experience working with a two-man cross-cut saw,
and a Confederate soldier who came all the way from west Tennessee.

And there was a show of traditional, hand-made quilts. Yet, with all these attractions, crowds were light.
It was a great event; pity so many people missed it!

1 comment:

  1. I just love festivals like that. Looks like a ton of fun.