Jammin’ at the Millpond returns to HCCWritten by Admin
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Jammin’ at the Millpond will be held from 10 a.m. to dusk on Saturday, Oct. 8, on the Haywood Community College campus. This is a free bluegrass event to showcase the college, its programs and alumni, and the Appalachian heritage of Western North Carolina.
The music will be hosted by the Hominy Valley Boys, emceed by Richard Hurley, and feature other local artists and clogging teams. Some of the performers include First Time Out, Merrie Belle Clark & Family, HCC Wildlife Band, Reems Creek Incident, Jonathan Creek Cloggers, Fines Creek Flatfooters and Smoky Mountain Stompers. Jonathan Creek Cloggers will conduct a demonstration workshop at 2 p.m.
The day-long festivities will feature a molasses making demonstration with samples, barbeque meals available for purchase, alumni gathering tent, student club booths, car show, HCC Woodsmen’s Team demonstration at 3 and 5 p.m., corn shelling, corn milling, 1840s reenactment and much more. There will also be Re/Max tethered hot air balloon rides, wind and weather permitting, from about 5:30 p.m. until dark.