Music in the Mountains Festival set

MARLINTON — Local musicians, artisans, community members and visitors will come together to experience and celebrate mountain music, craft and dance in the making with the Music in the Mountains Old-Time Festival this week.

Friday night features Mountain Music Trail musicians kicking off the evening program at 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s lineup includes The River Drivers, Rebecca Wudarski, The Elk River Ramblers and Born Old.

Saturday afternoon activities begin at 1 p.m. with the Mountain Music Trail Fiddle & Banjo Contest, as well as make-and-take crafting opportunities, craft demonstrations, children’s games, an open old-time music jam, fiddle and banjo contests, cornbread contest and more.

Kettle corn and homemade ice cream will be available throughout the day, followed by a cornbread and soup bean dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Entries for the cast iron cornbread contest must be at the Opera House by 4 p.m. to be considered.

On Saturday evening, beginner square dance lessons will start at 6:30 p.m. with a traditional square dance to close the weekend’s festivities at 7 p.m.

The Music in the Mountains Old-Time Festival is sponsored through the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau Cal Price Enrichment Series in partnership with the 4th Avenue Gallery Artisan Co-op. All activities take place at the Opera House.