Wednesday, October 5, 2011
MUSEUM OF APPALACHIA FALL HOMECOMING
JOHN RICE IRWIN HAS INVITED ME TO DO A BOOK SIGNING AT THIS YEARS HOMECOMING. IT IS SUCH AN HONOR. MY FATHER-IN-LAW WAS THE LEATHER CRAFTSMAN FOR THE HOMECOMING SINCE IT FIRST STARTED.
He passed away last March and will be remembered at the Memorial Service on Saturday.
Homcoming is a wonderful tradition. Authentic, old-music fills the air at the Museum of Appalachia’s Tennessee Fall Homecoming in Norris, TN, Oct. 7-9. With musicians performing simultaneously all day on five different stages, seasoned festival-goers stop at the information tent for the daily music schedule to plan their day. Some 400 nationally and regionally known musicians will perform traditional mountain, folk, Gospel, and bluegrass music throughout the three-day event. The Homecoming is internationally renowned as one of the oldest and most authentic festivals of its kind.
Homecoming also includes demonstrations of pioneer skills, a large craft fair with authentic Appalachian artisans, and traditional Southern foods.
Tickets are available at the gate; plenty of free parking is available.The Museum offers a picturesque backdrop, with dozens of authentic log buildings, display halls filled with artifacts, and garden and farm animals surrounded by split-rail fences.
All Homecoming proceeds go toward the Museum’s mission to preserve Appalachian culture & heritage. A non-profit organization, the Museum is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.