Join us for our 47th annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Folk School's Brasstown, NC campus. A premier destination since 1974, the Folk School’s Fall Festival attracts thousands from across the region for an extraordinary celebration of Appalachian craft, culture, and heritage. Visit fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school’s winding wooded paths and watch artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with traditional roots music, and tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and other dance performances. Enjoy good food, kids' activities, and more.
Forge After Dark illuminates the art of blacksmithing with a nighttime gathering and spirited afternoon auction.On Friday, November 3, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop, experience the night’s enchantment as blacksmiths forge items for the auction. Enjoy fireside storytelling, axe throwing, and a BBQ food truck. On Saturday, November 4, join us for a live auction whose proceeds support the Folk School. Bid on handcrafted ironwork and other fine craft items donated by instructors, students, and staff. Your contributions help us uphold the legacy of the Folk School and its cherished programs.
Local artists will be showing off their work during the 2022 Northeast Georgia Arts on November 11-13 from 10 am to 5 pm each day. The self-guided tour routes visitors from the region through Rabun and Habersham counties then to White, Union, Towns and the vistas and backroads of Clay County. Local participants in the tour include Bruce Beckner Art, Hickory Flat Pottery, J.C. Simon Fine Woodworking, Mark of the Potter, the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum, Soque Artworks, the Art-Full Barn and Southern Seasons Inn. Visitors to the places on the tour have the opportunity to bring home specialty handcrafted work from painters, potters, folk art, jewelry, mixed media, metal, photography, furniture makers, fiber, wood and much more. In addition, they’ll have a story to tell about meeting the artist and some of the scenery they enjoyed on the drive. Follow the Arts Tour signs here in Habersham county, then to 40 locations in north Georgia and southwest North Carolina. Map brochures are available at welcome centers around the state and participating vendors in each county. The route is online at artstour.org. For updated photos and links, visit NGAARTSTOUR on Facebook and Instagram.