The Southern Appalachian Historical Association and the town of Boone present the Boone Heritage Festival the second Saturday every October. The festival is held outdoors in the beautiful wooded setting of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Staffed with interpreters in period clothing, the 18th century homestead gives visitors a glimpse into the past and a feeling for the daily lives of early mountain settlers including how they lived, and what constituted a ‘typical’ mountain homestead. The museum also provides insight into the self sufficiency of our forefathers by showing the routines and skills they possessed such as hearthside cooking, weaving, making candles, spinning, blacksmithing, etc.
The Boone Heritage Festival also includes musical performances, storytellers, historical demonstrations from the colonial/Revolutionary time period, vendors, regional crafts, children’s activities, food, and a raffle.
The focus of the event is Appalachian traditions, history, and heritage as well as contemporary Appalachian life.
Admission to the Boone Heritage Festival is free. For more information on the festival, click HERE