WASHBURN – The 18th annual Hogskin History Day, sponsored by 91.9 FM/WUOT, East TN PBS and Three Rivers Market will be held Saturday, September 30 from 11 a.m. until 5 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 theme is local forests. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy local food and entertainment, as well as a chance to win up to $2,000.
Youngsters will find plenty of games, crafts, cakewalks, henna painting and bubble blowing. A variety of food, including homemade pizza from the cob oven, bean burritos, beans, cornbread, home-baked goods and more will be available for purchase.
Entertainment will be held throughout the day. Performances and demonstrations include:
- 11:05 a.m., The Emancipators
- 11:40 a.m., Caleb Scearce and Friends
- 12:10 p.m., Bob Wood and Friends
- 12:30 p.m., Erosion demonstration, TN Department of Forestry, Grainger County
- 12:45 p.m., Bob Wood and Friends
- 1 p.m., Sara Orellana
- 1:05 p.m., Danorah Dawn
- 1:25 p.m., Linda and Brooke Rogers
- 2 p.m., Erosion demonstration, TN Department of Forestry, Grainger County
- 2:10 p.m., Roger Price & the Good Ole Mountain Boys
- 2:45 p.m., Dixie Nicley & Wendal Sturgill
- 3:20 p.m., Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church Dancers
- 3:45 p.m., Judith Toy (a poem)
- 4 p.m., Dave Bilz & Stephen Rhodes
- 4:45 p.m., Closing Sing-alongs
In the afternoon, free apple juice from a hand-cranked press using local organic apples will be available, as well as free hand-cranked homemade ice cream, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tours of the “off the grid”, environmentally friendly Narrow Ridge buildings and homes, as well as the Natural Burial Preserve will be scheduled in the afternoon. Guided nature walks will also be offered.
Local vendors and exhibitors will showcase crafts from old-time wool spinning to jewelry and art, utilizing recycled/repurposed materials. Door prizes will be given every hour. Hogskin History Day T-shirts will also be available for purchase.
Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit the website at www.narrowridge.org or call