Hogskin History Day

spinning wheel (Custom)The 15th annual Hogskin History Day, sponsored by 91.9 FM/WUOT and East TN PBS will be held Saturday, September 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, 1936 Liberty Hill Rd, Washburn. Hogskin History Day is a celebration of the history, music, and culture of the Hogskin Valley and surrounding Appalachian communities. This year’s history theme is the history of local stores. We are expecting that this year will be the most fun-filled, family-oriented festival yet. As always we’ll provide lots of good local musical entertainment . We extend a special welcome to our young friends with plenty of games, crafts, cakewalks, face painting and bubble blowing. Delicious food, including homemade pizza from our cob oven, bean burritos, beans, cornbread, home baked goods and more will be available for purchase. In the afternoon we will offer free apple cider from our hand-cranked press using organic apples from the Narrow Ridge orchard. And yes, we will again provide free hand-cranked homemade ice cream on a first come first served basis (see event schedule for times cider and ice cream will be served). Tours of our “off the grid”, environmentally friendly Narrow Ridge buildings and homes will be scheduled throughout the day. Local vendors and exhibitors will showcase crafts from old time wool spinning to jewelry and art utilizing recycled/repurposed materials. We’ll hold a silent auction and give door prizes every hour. Hogskin History Day t-shirts will also be available for purchase.
Admission and parking are FREE. For more information visit our website at www.narrowridge.org or call Mitzi at 865-497-3603.

Event Highlights

12:30 Tour of Natural Burial Preserve
1:00 Heartland Series’ Bill Landry
2:00 Tour of Eco-buildings and Homes
3:00 Free Home-made Ice Cream*
4:00 Free Hand-Cranked Apple Juice*
4:15 Silent Auction Closes
4:30 Raffle: !!!Chance to win up to $2000!!!

***Door prizes every hour***
*Available on a first come first served basis

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Stage Line-up

11:00 Bob Wood and Friends
11:35 Keith Thomas
12:05 Bonnie Peters, Author/Historian
12:15 Catalystica Players’ Skit
12:25 The Emancipators
1:00 Bill Landry of the Heartland Series
1:15 Islands in the Stream
1:30 Roger Price & the Good Ole Boys
2:05 Robert Nicley, Local Historian
2:15 Linda Rogers
2:45 Harry Rothwell
3:05 Stoneycreek Cloggers
3:25 Dixie Nicely
4:00 Dave Bilz
4:15 Stephen Rhodes

Schedule is subject to change

For more information contact Mitzi at 865-497-3603 or community@narrowridge.org

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