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Smoky Mountain SpringFest at Stecoah

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


April 20
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Come on out for the second annual Smoky Mountain SpringFest at Stecoah as we celebrate spring and our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains! This event is focused on outdoor activities and recreation with a selection of quality arts and craft vendors. We have an entire day’s schedule full of fun and free activities for all ages – check out the schedule below for more details.  This event is hosted in partnership with Graham County Travel and Tourism.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS    –  Festival Open 11 am – 4 pm

  • Stecoah JAM Kids performance
  • Live Music on the outdoor pavilion
  • John C. Campbell Folk School Morris Dancers & Band
  • Arts & Crafts vendors
  • Food vendors
  • Fly Fishing casting demonstrations
  • Guided nature walks
  • Free face painting
  • Crosscut Saw demonstration by Partners of Joyce Kilmer/Slickrock Wilderness
  • Kids activities
  • Creek Critters with Graham County Cooperating Extension/4H
  • Airing of the Quilts

10 am – 12 noon

Seed & Plant Swap

Join us for our third annual Community Seed and Plant Swap. Meet your fellow gardeners and plant lovers while you swap and share seeds, seedlings, plants, garden supplies (clean pots, trays, books, etc and garden experiences. Please label everything clearly and provide planting instructions. Plastic bags, small baggies and envelopes will be available. There will be a display of a setup for starting sweet potato slips which are planted to grow a crop of sweet potatoes.

11:30 am

WNC Nature Museum – Fur, Feathers, & Scales

We are very excited to present the WNC Nature Center and their program FUR, FEATHERS, & SCALES to our community. This event is FREE and admission to the festival is FREE!

We invite you to please join us in the Lynn L. Shields Auditorium at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 20th for this fabulous educational program!


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Creek Critters Kids Activity with Graham County Cooperative Extension and 4H


On the hour at 1, 2 and 3 pm

Guided Nature Walks – come meander on the grounds and learn about the nature that surrounds us.


Pavilion Schedule:

11:00                           Opening Flag Ceremony

11:15                           Stecoah JAM Kids

12:00                           Music – The Leftovers

1:00                             Dancing – John C Campbell Folk school Morris Dancers and Band

2:00                             Music – Larry and Bronson

3:00                             Music – Julie Nelms and Sonny Reighard

Stecoah Valley Center wants to thank our sponsors for this year’s festival. Graham County Travel & Tourism, Industrial Opportunities Inc (IOI), Law Offices of Nathan Earwood, Crisp & Crisp Inc.  More information