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Mission


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Mission


Mission

Seedtime on the Cumberland furthers Appalshop’s mission through the presentation and broadcasting of Appalshop’s work to the general public intensively over one weekend each year. Seedtime’s goal is to be a mirror for the mountain people and communities. To remind folks here of our cultural riches and traditions of the true vine that make this region vibrant and always growing. Seedtime on the Cumberland brings the arts of the community to the community, and, by broadcasting this festival live on the airwaves of WMMT and on the internet at wmmt.org, we present ourselves to the entire world.

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Directions


Directions


Whitesburg: We’re 3 – 3 1/2 hours from everywhere!

Seedtime is held at the Appalshop, 91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg, KY 41858.  If you’re a-comin’ from surrounding cities, here’s how it works–

 

from LEXINGTON / LOUISVILLE:

take I-64 East past Winchester to exit 98 for the Mountain Parkway.  Stay southeast on the Mountain Parkway until exit 43; get off at exit 43 and join KY-15 South.  Follow the signs to stay on KY-15 South through Hazard (stay right and don’t take the Business-15 road which goes through downtown Hazard), stay on 15 into Whitesburg.  At the intersection with a Wendy’s / car lot on your left, stay straight to take old 15 into downtown.  You’ll go through town on Main Street.  Main Street will then veer to the left at a strange 5-way intersection (at Bella’s Furniture), so turn left to stay on the road.  Follow it as it then veers to the right and you’ll see the Appalshop on your left, just across the bridge over the North Fork of the Kentucky River.  Hooray!  You did it!  Get yourself a sandwich and relax.  Expect a trip from Louisville to take around 3 1/2 – 4 hours (I made it in just over 3 once but if you also cannot afford any more tickets, give yourself a little more time to enjoy the view, because Kentucky is huge and wild and lovely), and Lexington should be around 2 1/2 – 3 hours.

from KNOXVILLE:

take US 25-E North out of town, all the way into the Cumberland Gap along the Kentucky border.  At Pineville, KY, jump on US-119 North / Harlan Road.  This road will take you nearly all the way into town, running parallel to the south face of Pine Mountain for about 70 miles until you actually drive over the darn thing in Letcher County, just past Eolia and Oven Fork.  Stay on 119 until you are essentially in Whitesburg; you’ll be at an intersection with a McDonald’s and a Post Office.  Stay straight, and turn left at the BP station to take old 15 into town.  Old 15 will wind around a bit, past the sign demarcating Whitesburg’s Current Grouch Population, then you’ll need to turn abruptly left to stay on 15.  15 will then take you right past the Appalshop.  Stop!  Take a load off!   You made it!  Google says this trip is a little under 3 hours.

from ASHEVILLE:

take I-26 W north out of town, entering Tennessee (or Tennisshoe, as Wiley might say).  Jump on US-23 North (fans of Dwight Yoakam take note!), which you’ll ride through Virginia and all the way into Kentucky, crossing Pine Mountain at Pound Gap.  After you cross the mountain, jump on US-119 South, which will take you the final 10 miles into Whitesburg.  At the McDonald’s / Post Office intersection, turn right to take old 15 into town.  After you turn right, take your first left at the T-intersection where the BP is to get on old 15.  Old 15 will wind around a bit, past the sign demarcating Whitesburg’s Current Grouch Population, then you’ll need to turn abruptly left to stay on 15.  15 will then take you right past the Appalshop.  Hooray!  You made it!  Park the catamaran and come hear some tunes!  Google says this trip also is a little under 3 hours (and you thought I was kidding back there at the top of the page).

from CHARLESTON / W. VA:

Take US-119 out of Charleston and all the way across the southwest portion of the state, crossing into Kentucky.  119 will actually take you all the way to Whitesburg; At the McDonald’s / Post Office intersection, turn right to take old 15 into town.  After you turn right, take your first left at the T-intersection where the BP is to get on old 15.  Old 15 will wind around a bit, past the sign demarcating Whitesburg’s Current Grouch Population, then you’ll need to turn abruptly left to stay on 15.  15 will then take you right past the Appalshop.  Congratulations!  Felicitations!  You made it!  Find a shady spot for the Model T and come enjoy a great weekend.  Google says this (Charleston) trip also clocks in at a little under 3 hours (again, wasn’t kidding about the 3 hour thing).

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Lodging


Lodging


LODGING

Super 8 Motel

377a Hazard Rd
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-8888

Parkway Inn

3749 Highway 15
Whitesburg, KY 51858
(606) 633-4441

Cowan Creek Cottage

5407 Hwy 931 South
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-9831

Salyer House Bed & Breakfast

126 Hayes St, PO Box 768
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-1640

Wiley’s Last Resort

Offical Seedtime Campground

PO Box 666
Whitesburg KY, 41858
Phone: (606) 633-7006
Cell: (606) 634-3306

Happy Mountain Lodging

115 Memory Lane
Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-8013
(606) 821-6611
www.happymountainlodging.com

Things To Do in the Area:

Lilley Cornett Woods

a 554 acre stand of old-growth forest (by appointment only).

Bad Branch Falls State Nature Preserve

An absolutely beautiful waterfall in one of Kentucky’s most biodiverse wildernesses.

Little Shepherd Trail

20 mile wilderness road on top of Pine Mountain.

Pound Gap Road Cut

A geological wonder with the most exposed geologic time anywhere on the east coast.

Carr Fork Lake

Campgrounds, marina, beach and fishing.

Ovenfork Mercantile

Antiques, crafts, and vintage clothes.
8494 Highway 119 South
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Cozy Corner

Regional books, Kentucky-made arts and crafts in downtown Whitesburg.
210 W. Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Fine art gallery on top of Pine Mountain

2356 State HWY 806 Eolia, KY 40826