Sept 20   Deadline for ordering  tickets

                     for  our  Scholarship

                     Fundraising      Dinner.


Sept 24    Mountain Heritage Day—WCU

                        Cullowhee, NC—Heritage Alive!  

                         Mountain Youth   Talent   Best of           


Sept 27        Scholarship Fundraising Dinner

                          SCC, Sylva, NC.  See Endowed

Oct. 1            Colorfest—Dillsboro's Fine Arts &      

                          Fine Crafts Fair, Dillsboro, NC.

                          Click here  for more information

Oct 15          Harvest Festival at Stecoah

                           Valley  Center, Stecoah, NC.

                           Click here for more information

Oct 22           Pumpkin Fest, Franklin, NC

                           Click here for more information



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.

Deadline for purchasing tickets:

September 20, 2016

You can now purchase tickets by clicking on the link below:


Over the last 10 years we have published 112 books by local authors. This grouping of books  consists of books for children, poetry, genealogy, historical, fiction and non-fiction. The list continues to grow.  To check out our publishing policies,  click on  "Publishing" above.



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.


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

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.

Mountain Storytelling & Spontaneous Visual Art in Sylva, NC

Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!

Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc