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Daniel Boone and Scots in the Valley Festival

September 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $10

The history of Ferguson and  the Yadkin Valley comes to life at this recurring celebration of Daniel Boone and his time in the Yadkin Valley. Native American Cindy Davis will have a display and talk about the native Americans in our area. Author Bob Plott will talk about his family’s bear hunting dogs “Plott Hounds”. Historian Jill Privott will speak about the Language of fans in early America.

Musicians performing will be the Internationally acclaimed folks singer, Rob McHale; Bob and Roberta Kogut; Judy Triplett and the Wilkes Record Players; Bob Henson and Friends; RG Absher; Jack Thompson and Friends.

Plenty of fun for kids too. Children are free up to 2nd grade. A magic show will be performed by Ashville magician Wendell Wandel, There will also be an art tent and a petting zoo. There will be Scottish contests, videos on Daniel Boone and also on the Battle of Kings Mountain, and much more. Food is available for purchase. Wear your kilts or buckskins and come out for a great time.  Admission: $10.00 per person, parking is free.

—-   Schedule for the 2023 Daniel Boone and Scots in the Valley Festival

Picking’ Porch :

10-11:00 Jack Thompson and Friends

11-12:00 Lily Harwell

12-1:00 Rob McHale

1:00-2:00 Judy Triplett and the Wilkes Record Players

2:00-2:30- Recognition of the clans and descendants of Daniel Boone 

2:30-3:30-Bob and Roberta Kogut

3:30-4:15-RG Absher

4:15-5:00-Bob Henson and the Caldwell Jam


Bagpiper Eric Heisler will play periodically throughout the village


 Other Highlights:


  • Mary Bohlen- hearth cook at the Daniel Boone cabin
  • The NC Daniel Boone Heritage Trail folks will be located near the Daniel Boone Cabin
  • Debby Stone- spinner at Daniel Boone Cabin
  • Marc Banks- blacksmith
  • Village painter- Tim Larson
  • Cindy Beam- Appalachian egg basket weaver 
  • Jim Bordwine- salt maker 
  • Kathy Heisler- Quilts of Valor 




  • Big white tent: 
  • 10:00-12:30- Effley Howell-”A Time To Teach”/ History of the African American experience in our area
  • 1-1:30-Wendel Wandel- Magician from Asheville
  • 2:30- 3:30 Bob Plot- sharing info. about the Plot Dog


Other guests:


  • Patricia Davis – Native American tent/Cherokee
  • Jill Pivott- School house- Language of fans in early America




  • Michael Riggs- pump organ and info on early churches in our area
  • Deborah Green 3:30-4:30- guitar


Smokehouse Gallery:


  • Exhibit by the ArtMix group. Woodburning art demonstration by Patricia Leonard on porch


Videos on NC history:


  • “Daniel Boone”- at the Daniel Boone Cabin
  • “The Battle of Kings Mountain” and the story of  “Tom Dooley” played at various times of the day at the Tom Dooley Museum
  • “The Legend of the Blowing Rock” upstairs in the Whippoorwill Schoolhouse
  • Petting Zoo next to the schoolhouse- Zandra Laws- all day
  • Games- 12:30-1:30 or longer
  • Arrests will be made at the Jailhouse. BEWARE!
  • The Bookstore and Matt’s Country Store will also be open.



Recognition of descendants of Daniel Boone and also of the Scottish clans 2-2:30 at the pickin’porch. Make sure you have registered at the entrance to the village (there will be tables set up for registration).


Vendors will be present with items for sale: Scottish cosies; jewelry; pottery; handcrafted soaps; handmade knives; books and more.


Food will be available for purchase at the picnic shelter.


Admission: $10.00 per person. Children up to 2nd grade are free. Parking is free.


Whippoorwill Academy and Village is a non-profit 501-C-3. Please thank our volunteers.



September 16, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Margaret Carter Martine


Whippoorwill Academy & Village
11928 NC Hwy 268 West, Ferguson, NC 28624 United States
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11928 NC Hwy 268 W Ferguson,
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