Smart bets: Mountain Heritage Day

Break out the candles! Western Carolina University celebrates its 125th year during the 40th annual Mountain Heritage Day festival, a free event to recollect WCU’s rich history. Two stages and a dedicated dance floor will host clogging team performances and concerts (including Grammy Award-winner David Holt), and more than 100 vendor booths will sprawl into a haven of arts, crafts and food. This is your chance to experience Cherokee stickball, shapenote singing, beard and mustache competitions, tractor joy rides, a chainsaw match, an antique auto show and horse- or mule-drawn wagon rides all in one place and all for the sake of cultural enlightenment. Mountain Heritage Day unfolds on WCU’s campus on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and free parking. mountainheritageday.com. Photo of Bailey Mountain Cloggers courtesy of WCU

 

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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