Annual Festival of the Frescos!

The Annual Festival of the Frescoes is held in Glendale Springs, North Carolina at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Mission House. The town of Glendale Springs is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost Marker 262. The Mission House is located directly across from the church. This year's festival will be held on Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. The Festival is FREE to the public and they encourage everyone to come out and enjoy themselves. There will be booths set-up for local arts and crafts. There will be plenty of delicious food and refreshments for everyone. During the festival there will also be a bake sale and plant sale. There will be numerous children’s activities, fantastic live music and entertainment.

During your time at the Festival you must see the life-size depiction of the Last Supper at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Thousands of people visit the frescoes each year. Ben Long is the artist who has created this moving and timeless fresco painting as well as many others throughout North Carolina. Fresco paintings date back over 3,000 years ago. Fresco is a medium where the artist presses the color pigments into the wet plaster. This process must be done quickly before the plaster hardens. As it hardens the pigments bonds into the plaster and forms this magnificent work of art. Ben Long is known as a master of the ancient art of fresco painting.

Ashe County is definitely the place to be in the month of October. Ashe County is an incredible experience and a real treat for the eyes with its scenic drives, mountain views and autumn colors.

Upon your visit to the see the Frescoes, take some of your time and travel on into West Jefferson NC. West Jefferson is a small town with much to offer. Stroll the streets, tour the art galleries and see the murals on many of the buildings throughout town.

A1 Mountain Realty is located at the intersection of W Jefferson Ave and W Main Street next to the Chamber Commerce. The staff at A1 Mountain Realty can help you with all your Ashe County NC Real Estate needs. Whether its buying or selling these Ashe County Realtors will work tirelessly and guide you through the process.