The festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with music, food and crafts vendors, children’s activities, special presentations and plenty of fun, right in the heart of the historic Todd community. Vendors will set up in Cook Memorial Park across from Todd General Store and Todd Mercantile, bordering the South Fork of the New River. Musicians will take the stage in Cook Park beginning at 9 a.m. The Key to Todd special presentation will take place at noon, and raffle drawings will take place around 4 p.m.
The stage lineup is as follows:
9–10 a.m.: Corklickers
10–11 a.m.: The Norris Family
11 a.m. –Noon: A Company of Cloggers
Noon: Key to Todd Presentation
12–1 p.m.: Wolfe Brothers
1–2 p.m.: New Roots
2–3 p.m.: Left of Blue
3–4 p.m.: Creekside Grass
4–5 p.m.: Upright and Breathing
It is free entertainment all day with the only cost involving parking. A fee of $5 will be charged for parking in the field along Railroad Grade Road just off NC 194 and other areas around the festival. The fee is being collected by youth of Southfork Baptist Church for missions and by the Todd Ruritan Club for community preservation, scholarships and to help local residents. Shuttles will transport visitors to the festival.
The Todd Ruritan Club will also be serving barbecue, hamburgers and hotdogs as a fundraiser at the festival.
A raffle is also being conducted during the festival for an 18-inch steel chainsaw, pickup load of firewood and handmade table and other items. Tickets may be purchased in Todd and during the festival and the winners will be drawn around 4 p.m.
The festival is presented by the Todd Ruritan Club. For more information call 828-964-1362 or go online to www.toddruritan.com for information. Sponsors are also welcomed for the festival.