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Old-fashioned fun featured at Foxfire Heritage Festival

POSTED: September 29, 2011 12:10 a.m.

The 17th annual Foxfire Fall Heritage Festival on Oct. 1 will feature old-fashioned fun, food, crafts and music. 

Partnered with The Mountaineer Festival for a larger event, the festival will offer more than 35 exhibits and demonstrations. 

Among the crafts featured will be pottery, cornshuck dolls, crocheted and knitted items, berry basket making, woodworking, broom-making, flint knapping, blacksmithing, chair-bottoming, folk art painting, nature & wildlife photography, hand-made jewelry, stained glass and railroad history. 

Foxfire Magazine students will also be present to autograph and sell their current and back issues. Events on the field will include archery, greased pole climbing, log tossing, wood splitting, sack racing and greased-pig chasing.

The main feature of the day will be a book-signing party for The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book. 

Other events will be a raffle and live auction of donated items by local and regional businesses and music by The Foxfire Boys, as well as other bluegrass and gospel groups who were interviewed for the book. Food will also be on sale.

Proceeds benefit Foxfire’s educational programs and The Rabun County Mountaineer Festival.


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