Their True Nature is down-home fun

2011 news flash: The fifth annual True Nature Country Fair will be held October 8 at Highland Lake in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The farmers, homebuilders, craftspeople, restaurateurs, social and political activists and alternative health care practitioners of the southern Appalachians invite you to join us for a celebration of our heritage and the harvest during a jam-packed, one day event! Highland Lake is a lovely, wooded site, 25 minutes from Asheville and two miles off of I-26.

Blog posting from 2010: If I lived closer to western NC, I’d be sure to mosey over to this weekend’s True Nature Country Fair. It’s from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at the Big Ivy Community Center in lovely Barnardsville, 20 miles northeast of Asheville. If you want to enjoy the bounty of One Bowl, the all-local dinner on Saturday, sign up here.

The fair, which started in 2007 and is organized by the fine folks at Organic Growers School, was inspired by the popular Common Ground Country Fair in Maine (also this weekend.) It celebrates down-home goodness — with a sustainable and activist bent, natch. You’ll meet southern Appalachian farmers, homebuilders, craftspeople, restaurateurs, and social activists and learn about gardening, farming, and homesteading.

Show up Saturday afternoon and you’ll be entertained by fiddlers, in the annual fiddle contest. Yee-haw!

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