Christmas in July
Visit the 26th annual Christmas in July Festival on Saturday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate the heritage of the mountains in a family-friendly atmosphere. Come a bit early, on Friday, July 6, for an evening of music and food from 6-10 p.m. Drawing more than 20,000 visitors in a day, Christmas in July is one of the best old-fashioned summer festivals in the south. This one-day-only, free-admission event features the very best in traditional mountain music and handmade crafts from the region. You will find an excellent array of food, fun and festivities for the entire family from children’s activities, to traditional and contemporary music and dance, to an historic Civil War battle re-enactment and camp and farmers market with homegrown and handmade items.