The 46th Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Cumberland Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
Sponsored by the Education Foundation, games for kids as well as a variety of amusement rides will be off ered at the festival, including the express train and the hay wagon.
The event will feature demonstrations by area craftsmen that will include apple cider making, lye soap making, blacksmithing, quilt making demonstration and a quilt display, broom making, butter churning, a pottery making exhibition, wood carving, corn shelling, chain saw carving, basket weaving and the alwayspopular sorghum molasses exhibition. Pottery and sorghum exhibitions will be staged in the area near the campus baseball field.
At 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center Theater. Slated to perform are Lonnie Burkhart, who will also serve as the master of ceremonies; Jenny Ross, Brooklynn Woods, Jim Mullins and Ken Childress, Roy Harper, Jennifer Rose Escobar. On Saturday performers include Anne Schertz, Jake Ravizee, Jennifer Rose Escobar and bluegrass band Pine Mountain Grass.
Festival-goers can compete in several contests including the quilt contest, baked goods, hog calling, pumpkin, pickles, jams and jellies, checkers, a cake walk and the Tri- City News photography contest.
Additionally, an art trophy will be awarded to the school with the most entries by its students, and the Swappin’ Meetin’ Participation Trophy will be awarded to the school which has the most students taking part in the festival. For information about the various contests contact Michael Corriston at (606) 589-3137.