MECC would like to announce our upcoming Home Craft Days Festival, October 15-17, and new and special offerings for this year’s 50th Anniversary festival!
The college has worked with the Lenowisco Health District to implement safety precautions for COVID-19. Masks will be required for this event both in indoor and outdoor settings with the exception of eating areas. Our regular dining tent in the food court area has been modified to separate tables spaced throughout the campus for families to eat and socially distance. Masks will be required on shuttles, no exception.
The Home Craft Days annual Friday night reception and Saturday morning Donor Recognition Breakfast has also been modified due to COVID-19 concerns.
The annual donor breakfast has been cancelled due to the inability to host the early morning event in an outdoor setting. However, the Friday night reception will be held, with food vending to be offered outdoors.
MECC will host Dough and Joe of Big Stone Gap and Mr. Kettle Corn of Wirtz in the field adjacent to the Goodloe Center. Free popcorn, donuts, and coffee drinks will be provided from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, Backdraft BBQ of Gate City will also be on site, as a dinner option for paying customers. Please join us Friday night for music from the McLain family, the Blue Ridge Girls, and more, beginning at 6 p.m. All attendees are invited to enjoy free coffee, donuts, and popcorn in our outdoor seating areas. Masks will be required in the Goodloe Center during the concert. The concert schedule is below.
For the first time ever, MECC is partnering with the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Drama to offer two free, special performances of the Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama on Saturday, October 16 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the June Tolliver Playhouse in Big Stone Gap. A shuttle will be available from the college to the June Tolliver Playhouse on Saturday, all day. We hope patrons will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
Festival vending will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On campus parking is limited (see parking diagram below) and attendees are encouraged to use the free shuttle service at the following locations:
- Union High School — front parking lot
- Curbside Wood Ave — in front of Food City
- Curbside Municipal Parking Lot — behind Post Office/Federal Building
- Country Inn
- Quality Inn
We hope to see you next weekend at this very special 50th anniversary Home Craft Days festival! For more information, please visit www.homecraftdays.org.