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29th Annual Harvest Festival


There are many ways to participate in what is our biggest event of the year – as a volunteer, a demonstrator, a vendor, an exhibitor and more!

We are currently accepting craft and arts, food vendor & non profit organization applications.  Registration deadline October 5th. 

Entries for our annual Quilt Show with a $100 Viewer’s Choice award close October 12th.

Friday, October 18th

6:00 pm

Free | Concessions Available

Join us around the campfire with a FREE marshmallow roast while we welcome a special guest, who will kick off our festival weekend with stories of the Cherokee. Storytelling will end around dusk with a tale as chill as the mountain air.

Please be prepared for cool temperatures as the sun goes down. Bring a chair – some hay bale seating is available.

Saturday, October 19th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

$5 admission | FREE Parking

A day full of family fun including music, dancing, food, heritage demonstrations, arts and craft vendors, a quilt show, the country fair, live animals and more! Kids activities include face painting, pumpkin bowling, and a scavenger hunt.

Last Year’s Pavilion Schedule

10:00 am Opening Ceremonies
10:15 am Stecoah JAM Band
11:00 am Welch Family Singers
12:00 pm Oktoberfest Dancers
1:00 pm Mandy Millsaps
2:00 pm Julie Nelms & Sonny Reickard
3:00 pm Nicholas Edwards
4:00 pm The Smoky Mountain Boys

Christmas in the Mountains

Saturday, December 7th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

free | Schoolhouse Cafe Open

Christmas in the Mountains is an indoor Stecoah arts & crafts show just in time for holiday giving. This event coincides with our annual Breakfast with Santa event – plan ahead by purchasing your pancake breakfast. Don’t forget to get your picture with Santa! Call 828.479.3364 to RSVP for Breakfast with Santa. 

Some of our favorite vendors are located throughout the main building and are stocked with handmade items perfect for your Christmas shopping list. Don’t miss Santa’s workshop with crafts and activities fun for all ages – cookie decorating, ornament take & makes, and printmaking!