Catch the Spirit of Appalachia
                      "Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive"

Festivals & Talent Contests

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Colorfest—Dillsboro's Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Fair

A New Format! A New Layout!
A Renewed Interest in the Arts!
Colorfest has been one of the best venues for new and
returning artists & artisans to display and demonstrate their
work in a way that best showcases their talents! An
opportunity to show the region who and what you are!
This year our goal is to attract a more diverse group of
artists and artisans in hope of making this the biggest
Colorfest to date!
This year, Colorfest participants will be in one specific area.
The street will be sectioned off for Foot Traffic ONLY thus
allowing you to set up your 10’ x 10’ canopy side by
side down Front Street. In the past, we’ve found that
setting everyone up in one walkable area produced more
sales for the vendors.
Centrally located, Church Street will be sectioned off for
Food Booths.
Entry fee for participants is $50. plus a $10., nonrefundable,
Jury Fee. In addition, we will NOT be taking
10% of your profits, as in the past

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Heritage Alive! Mountain Youth Talent Contests
Produced by Jackson County 4-H Youth Developement
Assisted by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia

In hopes of encouraging a continuing "sense of place" for our young  musical mountain youth, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA), will assist the 4-H of Jackson County in provide an outlet for this local talent.

Each year there are three talent contests. 
Here are the ones open for 2014:

Download the CSA Official Guidelines and then the appropriate application.

April 26, 2014              Greening Up the Mountains Festival 

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May 17, 2014                Stecoah Valley Appalachian Center
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July 19, 2014                Franklin Folk Festival

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September 27    Mountain Heritage Day
   WCU in Cullowhee, NC
                            Talent Best of Show Winners on WCU
                            Heritage Stage

Two 2012 participants in the Mountain Youth Talent Contest at Greening Up the Mountains Festival, Sylva, NC

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