May 10      Storytelling—Mountain Manor  

                           Nursing Home, Bryson City, NC

May 21       Mountain Youth Talent Contest
                           Stecoah, NC—Bluegrass Festival

June 18     
Front Street Ars & Crafts Show
                           Dillsboro, NC

July 13        Storytelling—Cataloochee Ranch

                          Maggie Valley, NC
Aug. 20    
Summer Arts & Crafts Market
                           Dillsboro, NC

Aug. 20     
Mountain Youth Talent Contest

                           Cowee Center School

Sept 24    Mountain Heritage Day—WCU

                        Cullowhee, NC—Heritage Alive!  

                         Mountain Youth   Talent Best of Show

Sept 27    Scholarship Fundraising Dinner

                     SCC, Sylva, NC
Oct. 1       
Colorfest—Dillsboro's Fine Arts &      

                        Fine Crafts Fair, Dillsboro, NC



In 2016 the nonprofit, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia,  is working to complete and establish a $15,000 Endowed Scholarship with the local Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC, with priority given to the study of the arts and environment.  Our Scholarship fundraising dinner is very popular with our own recipes and entertainment.

Date:  September 27, 2016 . More information to come.


Over the last 10 years we have published 105 books by local authors. This grouping of books  consists of books for children, genealogy, historical , fiction and non-fiction. The list continues to grow.  To check out our publishing policies,  click on  "Publishing" above.


Catch the Spirit of Appalachia is a group of dedicated Western North Carolina individuals who are holding local memory in place by saving the stories, by sharing through art and the spoken word, by validating the local human community —sustaining our sense of place.

Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!

A501(c)(3) nonprofit art & heritage organization


Produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, the oral history podcast "Stories of Mountain Folk" is a professional program featuring storytelling and interviews from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in Western North Carolina.


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Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc