The Whippoorwill Festival in Eastern Kentucky
The Whippoorwill Festival - Skills for Earth-Friendly Living will take place off the Lago Linda Hideaway, Beattyville, Kentucky. Tickets are now on sale at www.whippoorwillfest.com Join us! The goal of the Whippoorwill Festival is to promote sustainable living in Appalachia by sharing earth-friendly living skills with one another in a joyful, healthy, family-friendly atmosphere. Join us as we celebrate Appalachian Heritage and traditions while helping to build community resilience in the face of climate change and an uncertain energy future.
Approximately 500 people are expected to attend this year's festival, which will feature dozens of workshops that seek to preserve and honor old-time and Appalachian living traditions. The gathering hosts over 50 workshops teaching topics such as natural dye, carving, weaving, horsepower and the traditional Appalachian farmstead, medicinal plant walks, thermophilic composting, canoeing, mushroom foraging, fermentation, herbal energetics, Chinese medicine, Appalachian storytelling and so much more! You can't imagine, but you can see the whole list at http://www.whippoorwillfest.com
This will be our third year in our new location at Lago Linda Hideaways, near Beattyville Kentucky, close to the internationally-famous hiking and rock-climbing mecca, Kentucky's Red River Gorge. Lago Linda features a beautiful swimming lake, a campground with some indoor spaces, and plenty of room for wooded tent camping. RV sites and beautiful lakeside rental cabins are available at an additional cost.
Evening music and performance, fires, crafts and trade blankets, and an on-site food vendor are part of the experience! In order to maximize community accessibility, The Whippoorwill Festival is deliberately low-cost and includes breakfast and dinner.
Here's a video that shows the spirit of our gathering, at the previous site in 2015. Hope to see you making this year's festival the best it can be! https://vimeo.com/<wbr />150265384