Tag: Fall Festival

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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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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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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Attention: Fall Festival Craft Vendors

It’s not too early to start thinking about Fall Festival 2011, especially if you are a craftsperson planning to have a booth at the Festival. Applications for craft vendors are now available for download on our website. (Applications for food vendors will be available the end of March.)

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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!

 

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