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September 15-16 ~ Music in the Mountains Festival

Local musicians, artisans, community members and visitors come together at the Pocahontas County Opera House to experience and celebrate mountain music, craft and dance in the making. Friday night features Mountain Music Trail musicians kicking off the evening program at 7 p.m.

Saturday afternoon activities begin at 1 p.m. with make-and-take crafting led by 4th Avenue Gallery artisans.

From 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.

The afternoon will also include old-fashioned children’s 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.

On Saturday evening, beginner square dance lessons will start at 6:30 p.m. with a traditional square  dance at 7 p.m.  to close the weekend’s festivities.

Dinner tickets are $5. Square Dance tickets are also $5.

The 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.

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