Park celebrates fall harvest Sept. 15
The annual Mountain Life Festival will be held from 10 am to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Mountain Farm Museum in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event preserves the legacy of Appalachian folkways, and serves as a tribute to the many families who lived on lands that would later become the park.
The purpose of the festival is to share with park visitors some of the traditional fall activities that were an important part of rural life in the southern mountains as well as the spirit of cooperation that existed among families and neighbors.
Activities during the day will include hearth cooking, apple butter and apple cider making, blacksmithing, lye soap making, food preservation, broom making, quilting and chair bottoming. Artifacts and historic photographs from the park’s ...