Folk Medicine Festival Set For Saturday, June 1

Monday, February 04, 2013

The popular Folk Medicine Festival returns to the historic town of Red Boiling Springs in the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, June 1. 

Throughout the city parks and downtown area this festival features local artists and craftspeople, food vendors, and entertainment of all kinds.  The goal of the Red Boiling Springs Folk Medicine Festival is to pass on knowledge, skills, and traditions that ensure the survival of folk activities, from: old-time medicine and natural healing arts to arts and crafts that demonstrate the traditional, handmade way of not only creating art but useful household items.

Last year’s festival showcased presentations on organic farming and identification and use of local herbs and plants.  In the Log Cabin Village area, demonstrators included a potter, a wood carver, chair maker and blacksmith.  Horse-drawn wagons provided “taxi service” throughout the festival grounds.  Plans are to include these features and more in the 2013 festival including an arts and crafts market area, live music stage and children’s play area.

This year’s sponsors include the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Macon County Arts Council. Mark your calendars to be a part of the 2013 RBS Folk Medicine Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2013. There is no admission. Festival hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Vendors of all kinds are needed to make this year’s festival a success. To learn how to be a part of the 2013 RBS Folk Medicine Festival, contact Vision 2020 Inc at vision2020@nctc.com or visit the website at www.vision2020inc.com

 


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