The Mountain Heritage Festival has been held in the mountains of Stinking Creek for the past four decades. The festival took shape at a kitchen table as friends planned the first event to be held down by the water.
The community event quickly outgrew the small creek side where it started and moved 10 miles down the road to the Mountain Heritage Field where it is still held annually.
The 40th anniversary of the Mountain Heritage Festival will take place on Sept. 4, 5. Gates open at 9 a.m. and festivities will begin at 11 a.m. both days.