The Old Timey Fall Festival 

September 29th, 2018 from
10am to 4pm

on Burnsville's beautiful Town Square, is just that, a good old fashioned local Festival. The Yancey History Association will host this event and invites everyone near and far to come out and be a part of this wonderful fun-filled day.


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. This year there'll be all of these vendors and more demonstrating and selling their wares.

Click Here for Pictures from 2017 Old Timey Fall Festival.

Our Sponsor
The Yancey History Association is the parent organization for the Rush Wray Museum of Yancey History. Built in the 1840’s by John Wesley McElroy, the house served as the headquarters for the Home Guard in the later part of the War between the states under the command of Brigadier General John W. McElroy. The museum houses our collections, beginning with our pre-history, represented by a large collection of Indian artifacts. We also show Civil War history, local family life and much more through regularly scheduled living history events and daily tours. The Lloyd Bailey Annex houses our office, genealogy library, veteran’s Hall of Honor, mineral, medical collections, and Exhibitions on display "Our Musical Heritage" and "Then I'll Come Back to You" silent film memorabilia, still clips and advertising 1916.

If you would like to be a vendor or show your craft you can download the pfd on the link below.

New application for will be available early in 2018 for the 2018 Event




Click on above image for slide show

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