By Chris Dunavent on June 30, 2015
Set among the beautiful landscape of Snowshoe WV, the 3rd Annual Homegrown Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of Appalachian music, arts and culture. It’s held over the Fourth of July weekend. The festival was created to showcase the rich history of West Virginia. Along with popular local bands, many vendors will be on hand with their wares to demonstrate traditional craftsmanship. Kris Woodrum and Tim White will kick off the festival Friday at 5 p.m. with live music in Snowshoe Village. At 5:30 p.m., Jason Hall will take the stage at The Boathouse at Shavers Lake. Buds Collective will follow Woodrum and White at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Fourth of July will be filled with local favorites playing a variety of live music from bluegrass to rock. The lineup includes:
Taylor Runner will join The Deer Creek Boys in Snowshoe Village for a Village Square Dance. Beginners are welcome, says caller Runner. The old-fashioned community dance will begin at 8:45 p.m. After an evening of swinging your partner at the dance, sit back and relax for the spectacular Mountaintop Fireworks Show at 9:45 p.m. On Sunday, get ready to show your skills at the Fun Day Games in the Village contests. The ice cream competition begins at 11 a.m., followed by the bubble blowing competition at 11:30 a.m. You can sign up for both events at the Junction Stage. Sunday is capped off with Tie Dye Mania. For only $5, you can create your own colorful design. It’s a perfect keepsake from the festival. Situated in Pocahontas County, Snowshoe WV, is nestled among the Allegheny Mountains. While the community is best known for its skiing and winter activities, summer is never boring. With mountain biking trails, golfing, a zip line and more, the whole family will enjoy a trip to Snowshoe. Great shopping opportunities abound in The Village and other commercial areas. With the beautiful landscape and sweeping mountain views, the community offers a wide array of choices year-round.
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