Published Wed, Oct 10, 2012 10:01 am Dateline
Updated Wed, Oct 10, 2012 10:24 am
If there's one thing about our region on which people can agree, it's how magical the the countryside looks during the fall months. The leaves are painted with a multitude of warm colors; orange, brown, burgundy and other earth tones, all creating a fall wonderland.
This fall beauty will be celebrated this weekend during the Appalachian Color in the Hills Festival, taking place Friday through Sunday at Glouster Park, just off State Route 13.
The annual event is held the second week of each October, when the color change in the Appalachian foothills is at its peak.
"The festival is built to incorporate much of our unique heritage and the beauty of this wonderful area, as well as the friendliness of our people," said festival Chairman Chuck Wood.
Wood explained that Glouster's culture stems from the coal and brick boom in the late 19th and and early 20th centuries, which pulled in workers from all over the world.
Since then, the little town been filled with an array of different cultures, enriched with food, music and people from all over the world. This festival is a way to celebrate and acknowledge the beauty of those differences.
Area foodies should be pleased with the variety of available dishes this weekend, including Hungarian, Cuban, Italian, Polish and more. Along with the food, local retailers and artists will showcase their goods and wares.
The fest will also feature a number of exhibits and activities, including wagon tours, poker games and a helicopter ride from Lebanon-based Vertical Advantages.
A full weekend of live music is scheduled, with performances from Angela Perley and The Howlin' Moons, One Knight Stand, The Fosters and Columbus band McGuffey Lane, featuring the group's original lineup.
Admission is free. Visit www.appalachiancolorinthehillsfestival.com for more information.
4 p.m. Festival Open
5 p.m. Critical Excuse
6 p.m. Decor Brothers
7 p.m. Pete Tucker
8 p.m. Appalachian Hills Revolution
9 a.m. Festival open
2 p.m. Terry XY performance
3 p.m. One Knight Stand
4 p.m. Home Plate House band
6 p.m. Crowning of King and Queen
6:15 p.m. Angela Perley and The Howlin' Moons
7:30 p.m. The Fosters
9 p.m. McGuffey Lane
9:30 a.m. Non-denominational service
1 p.m. The Fosters
1:30 p.m. Salem Net Cars
2 p.m. Persuaders