Hogback Mountain Day coming to Landrum on September 9

Published 11:51 am Monday, August 14, 2023

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Celebration of hometown heritage and small-town charm to feature music, food and more


LANDRUM—Landrum’s annual Hogback Mountain Day Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9.

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“This event started back in the 1980s as a fundraiser for the Landrum Library and was later taken over by the Landrum Chamber,” says City of Landrum Public Relations and Marketing Director Tricia. “The event wasn’t celebrated for several years and in 2018, the Landrum Business Association worked with the late Judge Jimmy Ashmore, a former Landrum Chamber

Chairman, to revitalize Hogback Mountain Day.”

The festival, which in the past has brought approximately 2,000 people to Landrum, will host several events throughout the day and will feature bluegrass music, a petting zoo, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, food trucks and more.

“It’s a wonderful event for our community that shares our hometown heritage. Another reason to fall in love with Landrum,” Taber says.

The free community event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Landrum Farmers Market at 221 West Rutherford St. Later, the Mountain Artisan Vendor Market begins on North Trade Ave. at 10 a.m., which will highlight over 50 vendors.

There will also be a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Zuber Petting Zoo will be on North Trade Ave. from 11 a.m.. to 3 p.m.

Bluegrass group Retro 78 will perform from noon to 3 in front of the fountain on North Trade Ave, and The Weather Band and Jack Roper will perform from 4 to 6 p.m.

N. Trade Ave. will also hold The Well Church’s Summer Sizzle Celebration from 2  to 6 p.m. with free food, carnival rides, bounce houses and games.

Hogback Mountain Day will conclude with Music at the Market featuring the No Speed Limit Band beginning at 7 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion.

“There is a rich history and small-town charm that flows through Landrum, so

what better way for the community to celebrate its heritage than Hogback Mountain Day,” added Taber. 

Event organizers would like to thank its sponsors, which include Miss Tammy’s Little Learning Center, Prince Gas Co., CBL State Savings Bank, City of Landrum, P3 Retail for Rescue, Petty Funeral Home and the Well Church.