Square Dance Festival in Fontana

One of our staff members recently found A Calendar of and Guide to All the Fall and Winter Shindigs Going on in North Carolina (Fall/Winter 1975). Since I was born in 1975 (yes, I’m trying make some of you feel old!), I thought I would see what happened on this day in 1975.

September 14, 1975, was the first day of the Square Dance Festival in Fontana, North Carolina. Does anyone remember attending? Does this festival still occur?


The button above is from the Lew Powell Memorabilia Collection. It’s from 1976–rather than 1975–but it was too good not to include!

I also noticed that a short 13 days later the Poultry Jubilee began in Rose Hill.