Category: Fall Festival

Bell, Hook & Anvil: Auction Talk with Paul Garrett

I stopped by the Oscar Cantrell Blacksmith Shop, the current shop of Resident Blacksmith, Paul Garrett. Paul and I talked about the upcoming Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction on November 1, a special event planned for October 31st, and about Folk School life in general. Enjoy!

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Fall Festival 2014 Shirt Design

Check out Work/Studies Hannah & Cara and Student Host Laura modeling our 2014 Fall Festival shirts in Purple, Military Green, and Cardinal. Pick up your Fall Festival 41st Anniversary shirt at the Folk School’s Festival Barn booth. Short Sleeve – $15 Long Sleeve – $25 Available in a wide variety of colors and adult sizes (while supplies last). Not available online.

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Fall Festival 2014 Poster

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.

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2013 Fall Festival Poster

Our new 2013 Fall Festival Poster arrived this week… Remember to save the date Oct. 5-6, so you can join in the fun at our biggest event of the year! Visit our Fall Festival Page for more information.

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Betsy Henn Bailey: 36 Years at Fall Festival

Betsy Henn Bailey celebrates her 36th year as a Fall Festival vendor and artist. A local artist and teacher in the Brasstown and Murphy area for over 40 years, Betsy has had a great influence on art and culture in our community. The week before the 39th Annual Fall Festival I talked to Betsy about the festival, her art, and her Folk School memories.

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Thanks for a Great Fall Festival!

We had a wonderful time at the 38th annual Fall Festival, and we hope you did, too! Thanks to everyone who came out last weekend to enjoy perfect fall weather, highest quality craft, food, music & dance performances, and craft demonstrations. We are happy to report a record breaking attendance; over 14,000 folks showed up over the weekend! Special thanks go out to all our volunteers who helped make Fall Festival run smoothly.

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Win Free Tickets to Fall Festival!

Happy first day of fall! We want to remind you that our 38th annual Folk School Fall Festival  is next weekend, October 1 & 2! And you have a chance to win free tickets! All you have to do to enter is have a look at our Fall Festival program and tell us what you’re most looking forward to seeing or doing at the festival. Just respond to this post by clicking “comments” at the end and you’ll be entered. We’ll randomly select two winners (who each get two tickets) and we’ll announce the winners through the blog on Monday. Your tickets will be reserved at the Craft Shop entrance gate.  Good luck and we’ll see you at Fall Festival!

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A Colorful Tradition: Fall Festival Banners

 Thirty-eight years ago, the very first Folk School Fall Festival was held by Open House beside the large fields. Gus and Maggie Masters, then directors of the Folk School, were enamellists who were used to selling their art at shows and festivals. So they simply brought to the Folk School and local artists a festival of our own!

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