Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia, hosts the Folk Life Festival Friday, July 27th & Saturday, July 28th at the park's cozy Lodge.
The Folk Life Festival at Unicoi State Park is your big chance to learn to live like a pioneer -- while retiring to a luxurious air-conditioned comfy secure room after dining on an all-you-can-eat buffet of scrumptious food that pioneers couldn't rustle up if the James Gang held them at gunpoint.
Saturday morning offers a special treat. Thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Samsel of Clarkesville will play his dulcet dulcimer for you. Nathaniel won the 2011 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Champion ... and the 2011 Colorado state mountain dulcimer championship ... and the 2010 Mideast regional championship.
(So what has YOUR 13-year-old been up to lately?)
Have fun watching mountain-skill demonstrations of spinning, candle dipping and blacksmithing, as well as old-fashioned games and dancing.
Concerts will feature traditional Appalachian and old-time mountain music. Featured bands Keltic Kudzu and String Theory will make you want to sell your house and live in the woods.
Then, take your honey on a $2 hayride and admit you were only kidding about living in the woods.
Call Unicoi State Park: 800-573-9659 ext. 305
Address: 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545
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