27th Annual Christmas in July Festival: July 5-6

Christmas in July is a one full-day, and Friday night free-admission event featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and handmade crafts from throughout the Northwest Mountainsof North Carolina. Nowhere else will you find ChristmasinJuly1 such an excellent array of food, fun and festivities for the entire family than at Christmas in July!

Join us Friday night, July 5 for some great live music and a variety of food vendors, then come again on Saturday for the full festival including juried crafts and children’s events.

We are one of the best, old-fashioned summer festivals in the south, drawing more than 20,000 visitors in one day, with more than 20 mouth-watering food vendors, juried crafts, fantastic children activities, foot-stompin bluegrass music and more!



Friday, July 5, 2013: Street Party (food and music only)

5:30 – 6:45 pm:  Pre-Festival music – Clay Lunsford
6:45 – 7:00 pm:  Opening ceremonies including guest speakers, a giant puppet  
                           parade by Elkland Art Center, Santa Claus and more! 
7:00 – 8:30 pm:  Buck Haggard Band
8:30 – 10pm:      Wolf Creek Band    

Saturday, July 6, 2013:  Festival (food, crafts and music)

MAIN STAGE – will be featuring these great acts
9-10:   King Street Brass Band
10-11: Zephyr Lightning Bolts
11-12: Brandygrass
12-1:   Backporch Bluegrass Band
1-2:     The Snyder Family Band
2-3:     Jeff Little, Pianoman
3-4:     Wayne Henderson
4-5:     Freeman and Williams
5-6:     Carolina Crossing Band
6-7:     The Cockman Family Band 
9-10:     JAM – Junior Appalachian Musicians
10-12:   Dancing Debbie’s
12-1:30:     April’s School of Dance
1:30-3:       Fleet Feet Cloggers
3-3:30:       Footloose Express
3:30-4:30: Puppet Show
4:30-5:00: Footloose Express
5-6: Julie Smith – Flash Dance

Wreath making demonstrations available during all events  

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