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Blue Ridge Parkway Celebrates Brinegar Day

  • Brinegar Cabin MP 238.5 Blue Ridge Parkway Traphill, NC 28685 (map)

Please come help us celebrate the life and times of Martin and Caroline Brinegar at Brinegar Cabin MP 238.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The annual celebration of the lifestyle of a ‘high ridge subsistence farmer’ will be Saturday Sept 8 from 10am-4-pm. 

Demonstrations in spinning, weaving, flax processing and ‘open fire’ apple butter making will be given. Watch our Ranger dye wool with plant materials just as Caroline did. You can ‘meet and greet’ a sheep or two and watch green woodworking on a shaving horse using tools similar to those of Martin Brinegar.  A Cobbler will be on hand to demonstrate making shoes just as Martin did to supplement his income. You may want to ‘sit a spell’ in the Porch Tent and swap stories with fellow Southern Appalachians…listeners are always welcome too!

Earlier Event: September 7
Cumberland Drive- Muddy Creek Cafe