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September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018Free
The 38th annual Heritage Weekend is a free celebration of mountain heritage held by the Southern Highland Craft Guild and features traditional crafts accompanied by music and dancing. A highlight of the weekend is the World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle competition on Saturday from 2-3pm. A whimmy diddle is an Appalachian mountain toy traditionally made from two sticks of rhododendron. With notches and a propeller attached to one stick, you try to make the propeller gee (spin to the right) or haw (spin to the left). Ongoing demonstrations include woodworking, weaving, spinning, dyeing, broom making, stone carving and print making.