Appalachian celebration issues call for vendors
The Downtown Waynesville Association is seeking heritage-themed vendors for the third annual Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration, Saturday, June 8, on Main Street. In the interest of protecting and preserving Appalachian traditions, this event will be a celebration of traditional mountain craft, food, and entertainment.
Exhibit space will be made available to vendors demonstrating and selling handmade Appalachian art and crafts such as blacksmithing, leatherworking, quilting, weaving, pottery, wood working/carving, painting, etc. In addition to craft vendors, the event is seeking demonstrators for Appalachian life skills such as lumberjacking, butter churning, soap making, storytelling, native plants, beekeeping, and food preservation.
Vendors interested in exhibiting personal collections of antique items such as tools, household items, quilts, tractors, wagons, pre 1940s cars, etc. are also being sought for participation.
If interested in being a part of this celebration of Appalachian traditions and keeping mountain heritage from being forgotten, contact the Downtown Waynesville Association at 456-3517 to request an application or visit the events calendar at www.downtownwaynesville.com. Applications will be accepted until April 19.