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FOLKFabulous@theFair: Day 12

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 1:30pm

Join the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum for our 5th annual signature festival, FOLKFabulous, now at the South Carolina State Fair. Drawing on the yearlong exhibition “WELL SUITED: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s® Treme”, FOLKFabulous@theFair celebrates the traditions and spirit of Mardi Gras—in New Orleans and South Carolina. Also featured are Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award recipients and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Initiative artists, highlighting the Folklife & Traditional Arts Program of McKissick Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission. This folklife festival brings together outstanding tradition bearers in an immersive atmosphere, so we may better understand our region’s unique cultural heritage. Each day brings a new opportunity to learn, to engage, and experience, with narrative stages, concerts, hands-on-activities for the whole family.

All activities at Rosewoods Building unless otherwise indicated with *

Crowning Glory: Hats & Hair, It’s What You Wear

Featuring: New Life Hat Society -  AfricStyle Initiatives - Brian Ham - Cultural Arts Ensemble, Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois, & United Tribes - South Carolina Carnival - Blessing & Beauty


1:30pm – 2:15pm – Pop-up Museum: Fairgoers bring their favorite hats & hairstyles to share

2:15pm – 3:30pm – Narrative Stage: Hats & Hairstyles Across Cultures - Women’s Church Hats,  West African Head Wrapping, Hip Hop Hair Design, Native American Regalia, Trinidadian Headwear, African Hair Braiding

3:30pm – 4:15pm – Demos and Hands-On Workshops: Hat Design, Hip Hop Hair Art, African Head Wrapping, Trinidadian Headwear Design; Native American Regalia, African Hair Braiding

4:30pm – 6:00pm – Multicultural Fashion Show