Appalachian Culture Fest

Appalachian Culture Fest
Feb. 15 & 16, 2014

Experience the mountain culture of Appalachia during the Appalachian Culture Fest, an extension of the popular springtime Appalachian Festival held annually in May at Coney Island. Co-sponsored by the Appalachian Community Development Association, the event features great food, skilled mountain crafters selling handmade wares, traditional arts demonstrators, storytellers and performances by talented bluegrass musicians.

Saturday schedule  |  Sunday schedule

Saturday, Feb. 15

10 a.m. 5 p.m.   Appalachian Marketplace
Buy handmade home décor, jewelry, walking sticks and even candy at our bustling marketplace filled with original goods.
  Rotunda
         
10 a.m. 5 p.m.    Appalachian Trail
Visit the trail to learn more about the cultural activities that influence the Appalachian region.
  Private Dining Rooms
         
10 a.m. 5 p.m.   Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild
Learn about the art and craft of woodturning from renowned artists in the trade including lathes, tools, turning materials, turning techniques and design of turned objects.
  OMNIMAX® Concourse
         
11 a.m.   Appalachian Folktales with Hannah Cooper   Passport Stage
         
11:30 a.m.   National Geographic’s Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail stretches more than 2,000 miles through wilderness from Georgia to Maine. This film goes beyond the beaten track to discover what hikers might miss. Discussion follows film.
  Newsreel Theater
         
Noon – 4 p.m.   Appalachian Crafts for the Family
Need a break from high-tech gadgets? Come sit down with the family and make banjos, folk art, rag dolls and scrap quilts.
  Collett Gallery
         
Noon   Music: Youth in Bluegrass   Passport Stage
         
12:30 p.m.   Film: Stranger with a Camera (61 mins)
An award-­winning exploration of the relationship between journalists and the communities they portray in their work.
  Newsreel Theater
         
1 p.m.    Dance: Crossroads Dance Team   Passport Stage
         
1:45 p.m.   Film: A Forest Returns (30 mins.)
The movie follows the environmental and social conditions that led to the establishment of the Wayne National Forest and our evolving relationship with the land.
  Newsreel Theater
         
2 p.m.   Appalachian Folktales with Hannah Cooper   Passport Stage
         
2:30 p.m.   Film: It’s In Our Blood (20 mins.)
Coal miners' lives are explored behind the backdrop of new energy initiatives.
  Newsreel Theater
         
3 p.m.    Music: The Goodle Boys   Passport Stage
         
3:30 p.m.   Film: Coal Mining Women (40 mins.)   Newsreel Theater
         
4:30 p.m.   Film: Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song (60 mins.)
From the coalfields of West Virginia to the factories of Baltimore, Hazel Dickens has lived the songs she sings.
  Newsreel Theater

Healthy Home Workshops by Bluegrass for Babies

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Making Soap and Salve the Old Fashioned Way, Cincinnati Dining Room
Michelle Graves, Organic Chemist
Make organic soaps and salves from herbs and plants. $10 per adult includes prepared soap, salve and recipes. Space is limited.
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Presentation: Growing Healthy Children, Reakirt Auditorium
Barb Fischer & Diantha Decker, Co-owners, Blooming Vitality Wellness
Explore information regarding children’s health and wellness. Free.
2 – 3 p.m.

Exploring Non Toxic Cleaning Practices for the Home, Cincinnati Dining Room
Michelle Andersen, President, Flourish Landscape & Liz McGavran, President, Custom Interiors
Learn easy and inexpensive ways to enjoy a safer cleaning routine (for you AND the environment). $10 per adult. Includes lavender sachets, air fresheners and recipes. Space is limited.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

All activities FREE with Museum Admission!

Russ Childers: Appalachian Music and Storytelling
Authentic mountain music and stories for the whole family!
12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Appalachian Games
Try your hand at 9 Pin, Jacob’s Ladder, Pick-up Sticks and many more traditional Appalachian toys and games.
2 p.m.

Ugly Face Jugs
Have you ever tried to make something ugly on purpose? Make the ugliest jug possible, and discover why Appalachian people would want ugly jugs around!
3 p.m.

Healthy Kids Presents: Dance Party Hoedown!
Come on down and hoot 'n' holler with us as we boogie down bluegrass style!
4 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Appalachian Marketplace
Buy handmade home décor, jewelry, walking sticks and even candy at our bustling marketplace filled with original goods.
  Rotunda
         
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.    Appalachian Trail
Visit the trail to learn more about the cultural activities that influence the Appalachian region.
  Private Dining Rooms
         
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild
Learn about the art and craft of woodturning from renowned artists in the trade including lathes, tools, turning materials, turning techniques and design of turned objects.
  OMNIMAX® Concourse
         
11 a.m.   Music: Randy Barger   Passport Stage
         
11:30 a.m.   Film: Catfish Man of the Woods (27 mins.)
Naturalist Catfish reads letters around the world seeking health advice.
  Newsreel Theater
         
Noon – 4 p.m.   Appalachian Crafts for the Family
Need a break from high-tech gadgets? Come sit down with the family and make banjos, folk art, rag dolls and scrap quilts.
  Collett Gallery
         
Noon   Appalachian Folktales with Omope Daboiku   Passport Stage
         
Noon   Film: Chair Maker (22 mins.)
A chair takes form under 80-year-old Dewey Thompson from Sugarloaf Hollow, KY.
  Newsreel Theater
         
12:30 p.m.   Film: Coal Mining Women (40 mins.)   Newsreel Theater
         
1 p.m.   Dance: Spirit of America Cloggers   Passport Stage
         
1:30 p.m.   Film: It’s In Our Blood (20 mins.)
Coal miners' lives are explored behind the backdrop of new energy initiatives.
  Newsreel Theater
         
2 p.m.   Music: Peas in a Pod     Passport Stage
         
2 p.m.   National Geographic’s Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail stretches more than 2,000 miles through wilderness from Georgia to Maine. This film goes beyond the beaten track to discover what hikers might miss. Discussion follows film.
  Newsreel Theater
         
3 p.m.   Appalachian Folktales with Omope Daboiku   Passport Stage
         
3:30 p.m.   Film: Sunny Side of Life (58 mins.)
This film celebrates the legacy of a country music dynasty, the Carter family.
  Newsreel Theater

Healthy Home Workshops by Bluegrass for Babies

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All workshops in Cincinnati Dining Room. Space is limited.

Rain Barrel Workshop
Heather Curless, President, Greener Stock
Collect rainwater for irrigation and learn to make your own rain barrel. $25 for DIY kit (kit does not include the barrel).
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Know and Grow Your Own Baby Food
Juliann Gardner, President, One Small Garden
Learn to grow and convert fresh produce into baby food. $5 per adult. Includes seeds and recipes.
2 -3:30 p.m.  

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

All activities FREE with Museum Admission!

Ugly Face Jugs
Have you ever tried to make something ugly on purpose? Make the ugliest jug possible, and discover why Appalachian people would want ugly jugs around!
2 p.m.

Russ Childers: Appalachian Music and Storytelling
Authentic mountain music and stories for the whole family!
2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Paper Quilt
Work together to create a large scale paper quilt, inspired by the traditional designs of Appalachian quilt makers.
3 p.m.
 

 


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Activities in the Rotunda and surrounding areas are free. Activities in our museums are free for Members or included with your All Museums Pass for $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for children.

 

Hours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16

 

Thank you to our supporting partner:

 

"Luxottica’s culture of embracing employee diversity supports initiatives within our community and expands the way we see the world. The Passport to the World at Cincinnati Museum Center exemplifies such a program. Additionally, Luxottica is the founding global sponsor for OneSight, a non-profit committed to providing eye care and eyewear to underprivileged people around the world, literally helping them see a world of possibilities. We celebrate our 23rd year of service in our own city in 2012."

- Jason Singh, Director of OneSight