The Appalachian Festival returns to Coney Island

Maija Zummo

Join in the fun at the 44th annual Appalachian Festival. Coney Island hosts this day of tradition, crafts, history, demonstrations and more with live storytelling performances; music from the likes of The Tillers and the Rabbit Hash String Band; dancing demonstrations from the All Nations Drum Native American Indian drum and dance performers, Hoosier Hoedowner Cloggers and Country line dancing instruction; a plethora of mountain foods; and a living history village with families in Appalachian period clothing explaining everything from smoke houses and food preservation to beekeeping and dulcimers.

DETAILS: Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $8 general admission with $6 parking. 6201 Kellogg Ave., California,

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