Boones Creek Day to celebrate heritage, history of Daniel Boone

Becky Campbell • May 18, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Music, food and crafts will be the order of the day June 9 when residents can gather to celebrate Boones Creek Day, named for the area’s namesake, Daniel Boone.

The Boones Creek Historical Trust sponsors the day-long event, which marks its third year next month.

Boones Creek Day will be held on the grounds of Boones Creek Potters Gallery, 2362 Boones Creek Road, and the house will also be open for tours.

“We’re really glad we get to host again this year,” said Jennifer Reese, owner of the pottery shop.

“The Boones Creek Historial Trust has been phenomenal in helping us out and making us feel welcome in Boones Creek,” Reese said.

Boones Creek Potters Gallery is the perfect location for Boones Creek Day, given it’s housed in a historic home where the area’s country doctor, Joseph Clark, lived in the 1800’s.

The Clark house was built around 1890 and Clark moved into it in 1896. Clark was a doctor and was one of four in the area. The Clark House served as the doctor’s office.

Now in it’s third year, organizers think Boones Creek Day will be another hit.

“We’re growing. We’re expecting to double this year, several hundred to be sure,” said Vicki Shell, a member of the trust.

More than 50 crafters and exhibitors will be there to show off and sell their wares.

Shell said there will also be music throughout the day. The line-up includes headliner Trey Hensley at 2:30 p.m., Lightnin’ Charlie, bluegrass band Rockingham Road and the Dennis Cove Band.

This year’s featured artist is Tim Roberts, a potter whose work ranges from porcelain to stoneware. Roberts received his Master of Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University and has shown his work at several craft shows around the state.

More information about Roberts’ work is available on his website, www.timrobertspottery.com.

Boones Creek Day 2012 will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. June 9.

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