Dear PlottFest Friends, Fans and Sponsors,

We would like to thank you for your support of our event for the past 5 years. In that time, we presented a music and heritage festival that became recognized as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast and donated over $100,000 to Head Start.

It is with regret that we announce that we will not be holding an event in 2017. As PlottFest grew from a one-day event to a weekend long celebration, the required resources, both money and time to produce it grew as well. Organizations and municipalities that were able to donate both dollars and in-kind services are no longer able to do so. As the mission of PlottFest is to serve as a fundraiser for the children of Haywood County, the result is a deficit that we simply are not able to overcome and still make a significant contribution.

We close this chapter of PlottFest with heads held high. We presented our heritage in an accurate and positive light, introduced thousands to the magnificent Plott Hound, enjoyed some wonderful entertainment and most importantly, impacted the lives of our area children. Volunteers and Sponsors, you made this happen. We love you.

Not goodbye but see you down the road.