John C. Campbell School Activities

The John C. Campbell Folk School is a Festival Level sponsor of Bear on the Square and is involved in a number of different aspects of the festival's activities.

Appearing at this year's Bear are a group of demonstrating Folk School artists as part of the Artist Marketplace, as well as the Brasstown Morris Dancers and their fabulous band, and the Kudzu Kickers clogging team from Murphy, N.C.

Artist demonstrations include:

Blacksmithing
Broom Making
Basketry
Spinning (Sunday only)
Woodcarving (Saturday only)
Weaving

The Brasstown Morris Dancers and Band and the Kudzu Kickers from Murphy, NC will perform a mixed set of traditional English Morris Dancing and Appalachian Clogging Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

In addition, several musicians affiliated with the Folk School will be playing in the John C. Campbell Folk School booth/tent area of the Marketplace from 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. David Liden, Annie Fain Barralon, Emolyn Liden and Martha Owen all from Brasstown, NC, will host an Old-Time Music Jam, and Geoff Hohwald and Rick Taylor, both from Atlanta, will host a Bluegrass Music Jam.

2017 Bear on the Square Sponsors