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PLOTT-TOBER FEST to Feature Plott Hounds, German Culture

The Haywood County Historical & Genealogical Society (HCH&GS), in partnership with the Canton Historical Museum and the Town of Canton, will host a four-day festival, October 5-8, to celebrate the Plott hound, North Carolina’s state dog, and the rich German heritage of Haywood County.

PLOTT-TOBER FEST will feature Plott hound trials and a UKC Bench show, as well as German cultural events, children’s activities, traditional German cuisine, and musical entertainment. The festival will be held at Canton’s Sorrells Park with additional events scheduled at the Museum of Haywood County History at the Shook-Smathers House in Clyde, and Morning Star United Methodist Church in the Dutch Cove community south of Canton.

“We are delighted to offer an event that celebrates this amazing dog breed, developed right here in Haywood County, as well as paying tribute to the German immigrants who helped settle this area in the late 1700s. It will be family-friendly with something for everyone,” says June Smathers Jolley, HCH&GS board member.

Various admissions packages are available and can be purchased by visiting the HCH&GS website at All school children will be admitted free to PLOTT-TOBER FEST.

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