Locals enjoy first Mountaineer Festival

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Officer William Boone (left) and Yanni Theodorides attempt to stay focused through clouds of smoke as they work to start a fire without artificial accelerants as part of the North Carolina Mountaineer Festival Mighty Mountaineer Challenge. In addition to the fire building contest, participants competed in hay toss, wood chopping and more. Winners received prizes including a gift certificate. (MNJ photo/Cory Spiers)
  • Festival activities included a talent show, street dancing, a rock wall, inflatables, a dunking booth and The Mighty Mountaineer Challenge, which tasked contestants with completing a series of physical challenges such as hay pitching and log chopping. (MNJ photo/Cory Spiers)
  • Attendees were treated to cool, sunny conditions for the free, day-long festival, which event organizers and Southern Ridge Cafe owners John and Harley Masters hope becomes an annual tradition. (MNJ photo/Cory Spiers)
People packed the streets of downtown Bakersville and the Creekwalk on Saturday, Oct. 3 for the first North Carolina Mountaineer Festival.  Attendees were treated to cool, sunny conditions for the…

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