25th Annual Leaf Lookers GEMBOREE :: Friday, October 17 - Sunday, October 19 at the Macon County Community Building

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Arts & Entertainment 11th Annual Franklin Folk Festival

Doug Hubbs, right, of Cave Creek Pottery demonstrates the art of “throwing a pot”. Photo by Betsey Gooder

 

Heritage arts, music, skills and history were showcased at Saturday’s event.

Photos by Ellen Bishop, Betsey Gooder and Henry Fichner

 

 

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Heritage Arts

 

Heritage Music

 

Heritage Skills

Wade Shope making shingles.Cowee Quilters hard at work.

Joann Nolen teaches weaving to Parker Cabe and his cousins.Bekah and daughter, Hannah are weaving wool.

Susie Stanley and Belva Edwards show the art of stringing and canning beans. Kristen Randall learns to fire a muzzle loader.

 

Preserving Our History

Kristen Randall learns to fire a muzzle loader.

Storyteller Wendel Craker spun yarns and shared folklore of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Craker is from Rabun Gap, Ga., and is a retired minister.Storyteller Yona Welch spun yarns and shared folklore of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Welch was born into the Bird Clan of the Eastern Cherokee and raised on the Qualla Indian Boundary. He shared songs and stories from passed down from his ancestors who have lived in the WNC mountains for thousands of years.

 

Bucket Brigade & Fire Truck Pull

West Macon Fire Department, winners of the bucket brigade at a time of 43.33 seconds.Franklin Fire Department were the winners of fire truck pull.

 

 

Mountain Youth Talent Contest

Instrumental - Young

Mandolin
1- Joshua Jones
2- Cole Rogers
3- Caleb Turpin

Fiddle
1- Summer Davis
2- Haven Bryant
3- Sayumi De Silva

Sabrina Stewart - Best of ShowBanjo
1- Sean Crowe

Vocal - Young
1- Ella Ledford
2- Caleb Turpin

Instrumental - Teen

Banjo
1- Jonathan Jones

Fiddle
1- Daylan Carver
2- Kaitlyn Karcher

Guitar
1- Britney Plumley

Vocal - Teen
1- Hannah Styles
2- Sabrina Stewart
Caleb Turpin - Judges Choice3- Taylor Douthit
3- Britney Plumley

Group
1- Three Creeks Over
2- Graham County Bluegrass Boys
3- Sean Crowe, Cole Rogers

Best of Show
1- Sabrina Stewart
2- Hannah Styles
3- Joshua Jones

Judges Choice
Caleb Turpin

Photos by Betsey Gooder

Hannah Styles - First Place Vocal

 

Three Creeks Over - First Place Group





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