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Southeast to hold Swappin’ Meetin’ this fall

Cumberland, KY – On Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will hold its first in-person celebration since the pandemic. One of Kentucky’s oldest festivals, the Swappin’ Meetin’ will celebrate the diverse artistic heritage of Southeast Kentucky on the Cumberland Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC).  

Organizers say that they are excited to welcome back the beloved tradition that has brought thousands to the Cumberland Campus for over 50 years.   

According to Cumberland Campus Director Lige Buell, “We are glad to be back! At Southeast, we provide the most up-to-date education for our community, but we still embrace our mountain culture. What makes Southeast unique is our affinity for our rich, Appalachian heritage and our intent to preserve it.” 

The fun begins on Friday with a long list of activities, contests, demonstrations, train rides, music, and craft and food booths. From 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. the Storytelling Competition will take place on the outdoor stage.

Festival events will continue on Saturday with the Gospel concert from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Live music will be performed on the outdoor stage Friday and Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The complete music schedule for this year’s festival will be announced at a later date. 

For more information about this year’s Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’, please visit the event’s Facebook site. It contains details concerning contest rules and entry deadlines, demonstration and exhibit locations, and musical performances.  


A crowd of festival goers and food vendors mingle around the SKCTC Cumberland Campus.The Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will be held September 30 & October 1 on the SKCTC Cumberland Campus.