The Old Timey Fall Festival on Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, is just that, a good old fashioned local Festival. The YHA (Yancey History Association), the parent organization for the Rush Wray Museum of Yancey History, invites everyone near and far to come out and enjoy the celebration of our heritage.
The theme of the festival is always “Old Timey”. This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts so that the younger generations can see how their ancestors made these wonderful items.
In the past there have been basket-makers, yarn spinners, corn grinders, beekeepers, candle makers, quilters, rug makers and many others demonstrating how they produce their heritage-craft.
The day will kickoff with the ever-popular Antique Tractors, Cars and Trucks parade. Everyone loves to see these beautiful specimens of days gone by.
You’ll have all the time you need to view each one as they’re parked around the Square for the day.
You can even cast your vote for the Tractor and Car or Truck of your choice to win this year’s coveted plaques. The raffle this year is a wonderful children’s truck. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available at the YHA, Chamber of Commerce and other places around Burnsville. Check out the special tractor race too. Instead of a race of speed this one is for the SLOWEST tractor! You have to see it to believe it!
The entertainment for the day will be top-notch local talent: singers, musicians, cloggers, children’s games, the wooly worm contest and nail driving contests for adults. Please see the entertainment schedules placed around the grounds for the entertainers and times performing. Of course, as with any good festival, there will be some great food.
Soup beans and cornbread, hot dogs, hamburgers and barbercue with all the fixin’s, cold drinks, the ever popular hand squeezed lemonade, and booths with kettle corn, home-baked goodies, all here for your eating enjoyment.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10am-4pm, on Burnsville’s Town Square. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets, load up your kids and neighbors, and come on down for a really fun family day and stay around for Music in the Mountains at the Town Center ($).
We lovingly request you leave your pets at home. We’ll be looking for you!
The festival is brought to you by the Yancey History Association, and kind community sponsors: Bald Creek Tractor, Blalock Insurance, Blind Squirrel Brewery, Buchannan and Young: Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Burnsville Western Sizzlin Steak House, Carolina Mt. Realty, Hal & Dianne Coleman, Decola’s Towing & Recovery, Fox Country Store, Garden Deli – Snap Dragon, Pat & Janet Hepburn, Marty & Ginger Johnson, Nu Wray Inn, Pig and Grits, PNC Bank, Robertson Design and Sign, Sam’s Fuel Oil, Something Special Gift Shop, Spruce Pine Chevrolet Buick GMC, United Community Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Ye Olde Country Store. A full list of entertainment is on our website www.oldtimeyfallfestival.com shortly.