Heritage Festival on tap


We’re saying goodbye to Sizzlin’ September this weekend with the annual Heritage Festival!

Hosted by the Museum of Scott County, the Heritage Festival takes place on the campus of Scott High School in Huntsville. The 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. festival is free to the public.

What will you find at the Heritage Festival? A little bit of everything! Basically, if it applies to pioneer days in the Appalachians, you’ll find it. From flint-knapping to soap-making to basket-weaving to rifle-making, the Heritage Festival is a step back in time to when white settlers were first arriving on the northern Cumberland Plateau and settling the lands that are today the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

In addition to more demonstrations than you can shake a stick at, you’ll find vendors on hand with everything from arts and crafts to food.

The Museum of Scott County is America’s only student-designed, student-built and student-curated museum. It started as a single log building to house various artifacts and exhibits celebrating the heritage of the Cumberlands, and has since grown to include a two-story log building that is home to the USS Tennessee Memorial Battleship Museum, a two-story Learning Lodge that offers creative, hands-on activities for children, a replica of the Howard H. Baker Sr. Law Office and various other authentic buildings from the pioneer era that were dismantled, moved and reassembled on the museum grounds. The Museum of Scott County is a complete, working pioneer-era village, complete with livestock and vintage farm equipment.

For more information on the museum, contact Scott High School, 423-663-2801.

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