Burritt on the Mountain and the Burritt Folk School are proud to announce the inaugural Round Top Folk Festival. Traditional Art and Music come alive at Burritt on the Mountain, November 5th & 6th, 2021. Over 30 local demonstrators, artisans, musicians, and more will be participating this year with unique items for sale, as well as special demonstrations representing traditional art and culture of north Alabama.
Friday, November 5th at 6pm
Microwave Dave & the Nukes
presented by: Huntsville Amphitheater
Saturday, November 6th
Traditional Craft Demonstrations, Artist Vendors and Music from 10am-4pm with a performance by Valley Road Bluegrass Band at 2pm
presented by: Tyonek
“Burritt has long been a place to enjoy the outdoors for both recreation and history. We do our best to preserve traditional arts, skills and handicrafts by offering opportunities for guests to come be hands-on and experience the way things once were done. The Round Top Folk Festival is the perfect conclusion to Huntsville History Month.”
Kickoff the festival on Friday, November 5th, with Microwave Dave and The Nukes. Enjoy an evening of blues, dinner at food trucks, S’mores at The View, and beverages available for purchase at cash bar. Bring a blanket, bring a chair, and bring a friend!
Come view (and purchase) works from a wide assortment of local artisans and craftspeople, featuring Burritt Folk School Instructors and other local artists, Saturday, November 6th from 10:00 to 4:00. Watch as they display and demonstrate traditional skills and crafts including basket weaving, glass painting, pyrography (wood burning), quilling, quilting, felting, moccasin-making, gourd crafting, jewelry making, print making and more. Wander throughout the park and enjoy a variety of music groups that will be playing in the historic park and church throughout the day. AND, close out the festival with Valley Road Bluegrass Band from 2:00 to 4:00 at the gazebo. Food truck onsite from 11:00 to 3:00. Craft beer, wine and an assortment of beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Tickets can be purchased at burrittonthemountain.com. Weekend passes are available, which include the Friday concert as well as discounted adult Saturday admission. You can also purchase day passes for Saturday only and enjoy a fun-filled day on the mountain.
“With the festival taking place mostly outside throughout the museum and park we encourage all to pack a jacket and come enjoy the crisp mountain air while supporting a local treasure atop Round Top Mountain.”
To view the full list of Artist Vendors and local musicians, visit Burritt on the Mountain’s website at burrittonthemountain.com
Why the name Round Top Folk Festival
Did you know that Burritt on the Mountain actually sits atop Round Top Mountain?
Round Top Mountain, at 1,585 feet elevation, is identified as the southwestern knub, or plateau, of Monte Sano Mountain and is considered listed in the Summit category in Madison County. Situated on a 167-acre site overlooking the City of Huntsville, Burritt sits within the natural beauty of Round Top Mountain. Many don’t know there is a distinction, but it was clear Dr. Burritt knew it and made certain to identify Round Top by name in his will, leaving his house and land to the City of Huntsville to use as a museum for all to enjoy. Today, Burritt boasts over 4 miles of nature trails winding around Round Top Mountain. The 2 newest trails being Old Quarry Trail and Viduta Trails completed Spring 2021. Our trails are filled with history and other little known facts, as well as the natural beauty of the mountain. In 1955 Burritt on the Mountain was registered and became Huntsville’s first museum and for over 65 years Dr. Burritt Mansion has been an attraction for all come enjoy.
Don’t miss the Monte Sano exhibit in the Burritt Mansion. Monte Sano has a long and interesting history: from a folklore naming, to health colony’s, to a high-class hotel, to today’s peaceful get-a-way. The mountain is wonderful and mysterious.
The Burritt Mansion’s 2021 exhibit will tell the history and development of the mountain with a display of photographs and artifacts. Hotel Monte Sano items from Burritt Museum’s collection will be showcased. The exhibit runs through April 17, 2022 and is included in general admission.
As mentioned the festival itself is mostly outside throughout our museum grounds and Historic Park. However, as part of precautions for COVID-19, Burritt on the Mountain requests all guests wear masks when indoors.
Katelyn Henderson has lived in Huntsville for over 10 years and feels like it is her true home. She Co-Owns We Are Huntsville and loves supporting local business, sharing fun exciting news, and finding all the secret treasures that make Huntsville so special. You can always send her an email! firstname.lastname@example.org