Fall Creek Falls State Park is hosting the 41st annual Mountaineer Folk Festival this weekend.
The festival will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Visitors will find over 100 crafter booths, delicious homestyle foods, storytelling and two stages of continuous bluegrass entertainment.
Parking is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Visitors can enter from the Highway 111 side of the park.
Those wanting to attend should follow the signs up the mountain from Dunlap. There is a park entrance off Highway 30 up the mountain from Pikeville.
The park ranger said this year’s event is drawing record crowds. A ranger said Saturday afternoon he’d counted visitors from 15 states. Two ladies from Indiana were among the crafters.
The weekend long event is co-sponsored by Fall Creek Falls State Park, The Tennessee Arts commission and Friends of Fall Creek Falls, an organization focused on preserving the natural and cultural riches of the park. Fall Creek Fall Park is a natural paradise of over 26,000 acres along the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau.
The park is located 40 miles south of Cookeville and 65 miles north of Chattanooga. While at the park visitors are urged to see the beautiful waterfalls, tremendous canyons and dense forest.
Readers of Better Homes and Gardens and Southern Living voted Fall Creek Falls one of the most popular family destination in the U.S.