The 45th annual Mountain Heritage Day will be a combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion. Visitors will find three stages with traditional old-time, gospel, bluegrass music and dance, with plenty of fiddles, banjos and clogging. Acts this year include two-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter Becky Buller, Brevard-based bluegrass band Carolina Blue and NC Folk Heritage Award recipient Bobby McMillon.You are invited to join in workshops at the Circle Tent and participate in shape-note singing, one of the mountains’ sacred traditions. Don’t miss the Smoky Mountain Splendor Quilt Show at the Ramsey Regional Activity Center on campus, featuring 300+ quilts, displays, vendors and more. Mountain Heritage Day is recognized as one of the “Top 20” events in the Southeast for September.


Western Carolina University

92 Catamount Rd
Cullowhee, NC 28723

(828) 227-3039

Updated July 18, 2019