Presenting our new Fall Festival Poster for 2014! The image celebrates the bounty of the fall harvest with a young banjo pickin’ gal sitting in a pumpkin patch. She holds a cornucopia, a symbol of abundance, overflowing with riches of the land. The two vessels, a clay vase and a hand woven basket, harken to the union of the form and function found in many crafts created at the Folk School. The style of our fall maiden is inspired by Dame’s Rocket Clog Morris.
The picture reminds us that we need nourishment of all types: delicious harvest food to nourish our bodies, sunshine, nature and seasons to warm our hearts, and the joy of creating, learning and growing to feed our souls.
One of the largest and most popular regional events of its type, Fall Festival is a celebration of our rich Appalachian heritage. Over 200 fine craft vendors will display their work for sale. Musicians and dancers will grace the two stages with lively performances. Children’s activities and delicious Festival food make this event fun for the whole family!
Join us October 4 & 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the John C. Campbell Folk School.
Daily admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12.
Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com