October 25, 2012

Appalachian Heritage Festival

October 25, 2012
Learning about the Appalachian history is a big deal in our area.  I remember learning about it every year in school … celebrating Daniel Boone.  *Daniel Boone blazed a trail through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mounts from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky.  So each year at a nearby National Park they have an Appalachian Heritage Festival.

In between football games we decided to venture out.


There was a lot to be seen… there were volunteers dressed in costume re-enacting how the people of the Appalachia lived during the late 1700’s.

There were also some fun things for the kids to do.  Like milking a cow!  A pretend cow of course.

Claire made a cute little friend.
Colton fed the pig some apple…
They had this “toss the chicken” game… at first Colton was not sure about the chickens.  He is use to Papaws Chickens and I think he was expecting them to be real.
Once he figured out they were pretend and how to play he really enjoyed it…
Next up… riding the horse and lassoing the calf.
I love this girl!
… and this guy!
They both loved this… we actually had a hard time getting them to move on to something else.
But there was more to see… like these honey bees.
It was a fun little trip that left us all singing Rocky Top thanks to the folk band that was playing on our way out.

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