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History Comes to Life at Summer Festival in the Great Smoky Mountains

Have you ever wondered what life was like in the Smokies over one hundred years ago? This summer, you’ll have the chance to see history come to life at the annual Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum. This free event in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrates the past with a great collection of hands on activities and demonstrations. Read on to learn everything you need to know.

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When and Where

The Women’s Work Festival will be held on June 18 at the Mountain Farm Museum. You’ll find the museum at the Oconaluftee Visitors Center, which is located inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2 miles north of Cherokee, NC on US-441.

The fun will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. All the activities are free!

What to Expect

The Women’s Work Festival celebrates the hard work and ingenuity of Appalachian women in the 1800s and early 1900s. Without the aid of modern conveniences, these  women cooked, crafted, and provided for their families.

During the event, you can expect to see live demonstrations of traditional, hearth cooking, sewing, spinning, soap making, and more. Talented local musicians will be on hand to play some authentic mountain music throughout the festival. There will also be various historic artifacts, photographs, and a special audio exhibit at the Davis-Queen house as part of this free event in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Where to Stay

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