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A full Immersion weekend of food, spirits, music and "edutainment"

February 24 - 26, 2017

All events are open to the public.

Featuring Celebrated Chefs of Southern Appalachia
Travis Milton  |  Adam Hayes  |  Denny Trantham  |  Shelley Cooper  |  Sheri Castle  |  Louis Osteen  |  Ashley Capps
and Chris Huerta, Old Edwards Executive Chef

With Ronni Lundy, Author of Victuals, Jed Portman of Garden and GunAllan Benton of Benton's Country Hams,  Nancy Payne Bruns of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works and Frank Vickery, Director of Ceramics at the Bascom.

Friday Night
6 PM APPALACHIAN FAMILY-STYLE DINNER BY SHELLEY COOPER WITH LIVE MUSIC | Springhouse $85  (SOLD OUT)
Family-Style Dinner by Chef Shelley Cooper with a Cocktail Arrival and welcome by Cookbook Author Sheri Castle
Share an authentic Appalachian dinner in the rustic surroundings of Springhouse at Old Edwards. Wine and bourbon will flow freely around the tables at this family-style celebration of the bounties of the mountains. Live Acoustics by Nitrograss with Tim Gardner.

9 PM BLUEGRASS LEGEND DARRELL SCOTT | Highlands Playhouse $55  

Saturday
LUNCH AND DAYTIME "EDUTAINMENT" SESSIONS  $60  (SOLD OUT)
Participants may attend one morning and one afternoon workshop.

MORNING WORKSHOPS
9 AM | Ham, Biscuits & Gravy with Allan Benton, Louis Osteen and Sheri Castle | Piermont Cottage
10 AM | Pulled Pork Mountain Style with David Young and Denny Trantham | Springhouse
10 AM | Pottery Demonstration by Director of Ceramics Frank Vickery | The Bascom
10 AM | Interactive Wood Turning by Western NC Wood Turners | The Bascom
10 AM | Ham, Biscuits & Gravy with Allan Benton, Louis Osteen and Sheri Castle | Piermont Cottage

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM |  KEYNOTE, MINER'S LUNCHBOX" LUNCH AND RETAIL FARMER'S MARKET | The Bascom
Sip hard cider while Victuals author Ronni Lundy and Garden and Gun Editor Jed Portman pair up for an entertaining Appalachian Chat session, followed by a lunch created by Chefs Travis Milton and Chris Huerta inspired by traditional miners' lunchboxes of Appalachia. 
Browse through a retail farmers market of local and regional providers for goodies to take home and cook up your own Appalachian victuals.

1:30 PM | AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
Pottery Demonstration by Director of Ceramics Frank Vickery | The Bascom
Interactive Wood Turning by Western NC Wood Turners | The Bascom
Bourbon Workshop and Tasting with Gary Crunkleton | Art's at the Lodge
Ham, Biscuits & Gravy with Allan Benton, Louis Osteen and Sheri Castle | Piermont Cottage
3 PM | Bourbon Workshop and Tasting with Gary Crunkleton | Art's at the Lodge

Saturday Night
6:30 PM  FOUR CHEFS OF APPALACHIA PRESENT A DINNER AT THE FARM | The Farm at Old Edwards  $175 
Chefs Travis Milton, Adam Hayes, Chris Huerta and Ashley Capps
Pairings by Nick Demos |  Live music by Nitrograss

Sunday
10 AM to 1 PM BLUEGRASS GOSPEL BRUNCH BY CHEF DENNY TRANTHAM | Springhouse $55  (SOLD OUT)
Live Music by Curtis Blackwell and the Dixie Bluegrass Boys

RETAIL FARMERS MARKET | Springhouse
Browse through a retail farmers market of local and regional providers for goodies to take home and cook up your own Appalachian victuals.

For more information, call (888) 690-4760

Pricing does not include overnight accommodations, taxes or any applicable gratuity.