The rich musical and cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia make this region a focal point of the Appalachian culture.
From its beginning, Mountain Empire Community College recognized the importance of preserving and promoting the unique art and music of the region. In 1972, the first celebration of mountain culture was realized with the establishment of Home Craft Days. Since that time, the festival has been an integral part of Mountain Empire Community College’s longstanding commitment to serve our community.
Now celebrating its 41st year, MECC’s Home Craft Days features musicians and artisans from throughout Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee, and Eastern Kentucky. Demonstrations of weaving, pottery making, grist milling, wood crafting, basket weaving, broom making, quilting, tatting and much more are offered, along with musical performances throughout the three- day event.
The 2012 Home Craft Days celebration will be held October 19-21 on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College. For more information on the event, contact MECC’s Office of Continuing Education at (276) 523-7489 or (276) 523-7464 or by email at email@example.com