Experience an ancient tradition that lives on in modern times.
We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing meaningful opportunities for an underserved audience to engage with the voices of Appalachia through hearing stories and attending workshops that will enable them to develop a cultural intelligence through the arts of listening and speaking.
Join us April 3-4, 2020 For our annual festival!
LOCATION: Union County Schools Fine Arts Center: 926 Panther Overlook, Blairsville, GA
TICKETS: Tickets are always free for students18 and under and teachers bringing classes. We also offer discounts for senior citizens, military personnel, and college students. We also run early-bird specials. You can purchase tickets online here: https://2020gmsf.eventbrite.com
Tickets will also be sold at the door at the festival.
LODGING: There are many places to stay within an easy drive of the festival venue: https://www.visitblairsvillega.com/list/ql/lodging-travel-tourism-15
We recommend the Seasons Inn in Blairsville because it’s clean, comfortable, affordable, and only 5 minutes from the festival: http://www.seasons-inn.com/
Our fabulous featured tellers:
Thank you to the following organizations and businesses for supporting the 2019 festival: Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Nora Roberts Foundation, Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce, Union County Commissioner's Office, Union County Schools Fine Arts Center, United Community Bank in Blairsville, Walmart Supercenter #1403 in Cornelia, Walmart Supercenter #3874 in Dawsonville, Crane Creek Vineyards, Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation, John C. Campbell Folk School, Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center, Peach State Federal Credit Union, Blairsville Cinema, Fieldstone Cinemas 6, The Aviator Cafe, Sammies Sub Shop, The View Grill, Fatz, Aerial Solutions WNC, Nathan Baerreis Photography, Blue Ridge Olive Oil, Tupelo Tea, The Byron Herbert Reece Society, Logan Turnpike Mill, and William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.