[caption id="attachment_17520" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2017\/09\/Elk-River.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="600" class="size-full wp-image-17520" \/> Elk River Ramblers will perform Friday at the Fourth Annual Music in the Mountains event at the Pocahontas County Opera House.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nLocal musicians, artisans, community members and visitors will come together to experience and celebrate mountain music, craft and dance at the Pocahontas County Opera House Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16.\r\n\r\nA Mountain Music Trail music extravaganza begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and will feature live music with The River Drivers at 7:30 p.m.; Rebecca Wudarski at 8:10; the Elk River Ramblers at 8:50 p.m. and Born Old rounding out the evening at 9:30. \r\n\r\nEmcee Doug VanGundy will keep things rolling right along.\r\n\r\nSaturday afternoon activities begin at 1 p.m. with make-and-take crafting led by 4th Avenue Gallery artisans.\r\n\r\nFrom 1 to 5 p.m., musicians are invited to participate in an informal old-time music jam on the Opera House stage. Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass, or spoons to join in. \r\n\r\nThere will be Old-TimeFiddle and Banjo contests.\r\n\r\nThe afternoon will also include old-fashioned children\u2019s games, homemade ice cream, kettle corn, a cast iron cornbread contest and a cornbread and soup bean dinner at 5 p.m. Entries for the cast iron cornbread contest must be at the Opera House by 4 p.m. to be considered.\r\n\r\nBeginner square dance lessons will start at 6:30 p.m. with a traditional square \u00a0 dance at \u00a07 p.m. \u00a0\r\n\r\nDinner tickets are $5. Square Dance tickets are also $5.\r\n\r\nThe Music in the Mountains Festival is sponsored through the Cal Price Enrichment Series in partnership with the Mountain Music Trail and 4th Avenue Gallery Artisan Co-op.\r\n\r\nThe Old-Time Fiddle and Banjo contests are sponsored by Dairy Queen, The Men\u2019s Shop, Marlinton Inn, Burton Enterprises and Allegheny Mountain Radio.