Boone Heritage Festival Canceled (2018-09-24 15:03:34)

The eighth annual Boone Heritage Festival at Horn in the West has been canceled.

Originally scheduled for October 13th, a statement from the Southern Appalachian Historical Association said the festival has decided to take a year off to figure out how to do things differently.

The Watauga Democrat reports the festival was having financial problems because of competition with the Farmers Market, and from other fall festivals including the Valle Country Fair, Woolly Worm Festival and Oktoberfest.

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association stated it hopes the Boone Heritage Festival will return in 2019.