Through a recent program called “Appalachia Rediscovered: A Celebration of People and Place” hosted by the David A. Howe Public Library, many people had the opportunity to learn about the Folk School. We are grateful to Charley and Betsy Orlando, who gave this presentation in their hometown of Wellsville, New York. The Orlandos, both long time students and instructors at the Folk School, consider Brasstown a second home, and were eager to spread the word about this unique and creative corner of the world. With the title of their talk being “Still Singing- The John C. Campbell Folk School”, Charley and Betsy discussed what the School offers and their personal experiences, followed by a viewing of the Emmy-nominated documentary of the School, Sing Behind the Plow. We are so glad to have friends who want to share their love of the Folk School!
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Fall Festival: October 5 & 6
Share in a celebration of timeless Appalachian culture at our 45th annual Fall Festival. Strolling through our wooded campus, you’ll meet over 250 fine craft vendors offering their work for sale. Enjoy the Quilt Show, and watch over 30 talented artisans demonstrate their craft. Catch the excitement as you view musicians and dancers on two stages throughout the weekend. Bring the youngsters for lively kids’ activities, and choose from a nice selection of tasty Festival food. Daily admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12. Visit our Fall Festival Page for more information.
Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our 2019-2020 Folk School Catalog is now available, and all classes are open for registration. Choose a class and come join us in Brasstown this year.
The Folk School Cookbook
We are so excited about The Folk School Cookbook. Nanette Davidson, cookbook author, meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!