Fire On the Mountain Blacksmith Festival 2014
April 26th, 2014Downtown Spruce Pine NC. Locust St, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Spruce Pine Main Street is proud to partner with the Toe River Arts Council and Penland School of Crafts for the annual Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival 2014 April 26th, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm downtown Spruce Pine
This year's Master Blacksmith Scott Lankton received his B.F.A. from Western Michigan University in 1978. He opened his own studio in 1979. In 1985 he went to Aachen, Germany and received his Diploma at The International Teaching Center for Metal Design where he apprenticed under Manfred Bredohl. Today he works as a studio artist mostly doing architectural commissions in steel and bronze such as stair railings, gates, furniture, kitchen racks, and sculpture. Recent projects include 180 feet of dogwood motif railing in steel and bronze, forging handguns into artwork, and a large hanging sculpture for a cancer center. Blacksmiths Mike Rossi and Andy Dohner will also be demonstrating at the main demonstration tent throughout the day.
Blacksmiths will be selling their wares and be doing demonstrations at their individual booths.
Blacksmith tool vendors selling forges, tongs, hand held hammers and power hammers will be offered.
Penland School is sponsoring the Hands-on Tent where with assistance from an experienced blacksmith people of all ages can try their hand at the art of blacksmithing.
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Free Demonstrations on Saturday:
- 10am - Andy Dohner
- 11:30 am - Scott Lankton
- 1pm - Mike Rossi
- 2:30pm - Scott Lankton to finish out the festival downtown
- The pigroast will start at Penland School at 6:15 pm (by advance reservation please - 828-765-7942) and those interested are also welcome to stay for the free lecture at 8pm Saturday night by our Master Blacksmith Scott Lankton who will be sharing his work and experience with the audience.
June 7th, 2014Always the First Saturday in June, Troutacular is a celebration of Spruce Pine's Mountain Heritage Trout Waters designation.
This one day event is designed for children to learn and enjoy one of Mitchell Counties greatest resources.
From Sun Rise on, this free event for children, ages 14 and under, compete in a fishing tournament and enjoy other entertaining activities.
Everything a parent should know about Spruce Pine Troutacular
How much is it?This event is completely sponsored meaning you pay nothing! It's FREE!
When exactly is it?Troutacular is on the First Saturday of June.
When does this things start?The event starts at sunrise but feel free to come anytime.
How long does it last?The fishing tournament ends at 12:00 noon
Is there an age limit?Yes, children 14 and under.
Where do I sign my child up?There will be sign up tables at the picnic area at Riverside Park.
What should I expect?The area at Riverside Park will be stocked the night before the event so expect your kid (s) to catch some fish. After the awards are given out there will be a bobber derby with a cash prize.
Do I have to know how to fish if my child doesn't?No, there will be a few pro fishermen there and fishing enthusiast to help your kids. Ask at the sign up area.
What do I bring?If you have a pole, tackle box, cooler bring them. If you don't the NC wildlife will have a limited amount to lend to you. And of course don't forget to bring your kids.
What is the takeaway?There are many prizes to take away from this tournament, including a $180 rod and reel package for the child that catches the limit (7 fish).
Do we have to stay the whole time?No you do not but awards will be handed out at noon. And there will be a bobber derby immediately after.
Where can I find more info?Call Starli McDowell 828 765 3008
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Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival
July 18th- 19th 2014Come chill with the most sizzling BBQ competition teams in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass in the nation! Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the 3rd annual Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival in Downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina.
The event features a sanctioned professional BBQ competition, live bluegrass, award winning mouth watering BBQ from multiple vendors, jamming stage, a cornhole tournament, championship clogging teams, artists & crafts vendors, BBQ equipment and supplies vendors, local food vendors, the Spruce Pine Skedaddle 5K and Fun Run, a kids play-area, and much, much more!
The Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival is hosted by Spruce Pine Main Street and the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, and is sanctioned by the Southern BBQ Network.
Note: Due to health department regulations, pets will not be allowed at the festival.
The Mitchell County Public Transportation Authority will be running continuous FREE shuttle service from locations in and around Spruce Pine for the festival. The FREE service will start 1 hour before opening time and continue until 1 hour after closing time both days of the Festival. FREE parking can be found by following the "Festival Parking" signs located at important intersections around town.
Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs for the performances.