On the last Saturday of September, thousands of patrons will gather at the Museum of Scott County to celebrate the heritage of Appalachia. We have hosted this event for the past eleven years, and it gives us the opportunity to show the community what the Museum Project is all about. The festival runs from 11:00 until 5:00 and parking and admission are free. Hundreds of demonstrators, craftsmen, and musicians are on site to display the heritage and culture of Appalachia from days gone by. Rifle making, blacksmithing, frontier cooking, flint knapping, sorghum making, weaving, and apple butter making are just a few of the demonstrations on display. Students from Scott High also will be demonstrating skills they have learned in various classes associated with the museum project. Live auctions take place every 45 minutes from the main stage, where bluegrass musicians perform all day. The Learning Lodge is open the entire day so that parents can enjoy the events taking place while their children explore the activities in the children’s museum. Several food vendors are on site to provide a variety of meals that will fit the family budget, as well as their taste buds. If you are looking for a fun-filled and inexpensive family day out, then mark your calendar for the last Saturday in September!

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