Meet our Guest Speaker for BellFest 2019

 Luther Lyle!  

He is currently serving as Director/Curator of the Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina. 


The lands around Jocassee are steeped in Cherokee history.

Mr. Lyle will enlighten us on the role of the Cherokee in the search for Shortia..

Conservation Theory

will once again entertain us with their unique Appalachian style of bluegrass music.

                            BellFest 2019 

  10:00              Silent Auction begins
             Proceeds benefit FOJ projects & events

  10:00-close    Food available & at Eclectic Sun 

  11:00 & 2:00  Discovery Walk -Medicinal Plants & Trees:  Herbalist Robin McGee

               (Earthwise Learning Center)

  10:00-3:00     Local Vendors & Exhibitors

  10:00-12:00   Interpretative stations

                 along the Oconee Bell Trail

         by Upstate Master Naturalist Association

  10:00-11:00   Special Music: BJ Callahan    
Westminster Music Center

  11:00-11:30   Blue Ridge Cloggers

  11:45-12:00   FOJ Focus

               by Sherrie Whitten, President of FOJ

  12:15- 12:45   Luther Lyle Guest Speaker

   Cherokee History surrounding the Oconee Bells

  1:00-2:00 Special Music by Conservation Theory

  2:00      Herbalist Walk #2 with Robin McGee

  2:00                 Silent Auction Ends             

  2:00                 Special Music      

 2:30                 Pontoon Tours depart

            for first 25 New & Renewing Members   

  3:00                Event Ends