The 47th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ wi l l be held Friday, Sept. 30, through Oct. 1. The festival, one of the oldest folk, art and music events in the state, will be held on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Demonstrators will include wood carvers Robert and Oneatta Smith, basket weavers Eleanor Smith and Frances Whitaker, flute maker Bruce Helton, and quilters Doris Collins and Tracy Woods. There will also be Raku pottery made and demonstrated by SKCTC students, sorghum molasses manufactured on site, caning by Stewart Whitaker, spinning by Fern Cornett, lye soap making by Francis Amily, scroll saw crafts by Donald Honeycutt and broom making by Larry Counts.
Throughout the two-day event music will be performed by Jennifer Rose Escobar, local bluegrass bands Mountain Drive and Pine Mountain Grass, gospel singers Ruby and Jake Ravizee, and Jim Mullins and Brooklyn Woods. Headlining a concert set for Friday at 6 p. m. will be the Cumberland River Band and Kudzu Killers. The event is free and will be held in the theater of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center.
For more information, call (606) 589-3137.