Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival to spotlight moonshiner stories

 

When the Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival returns to Jackson County for its third year on Saturday, May 6, a new special feature called "Moonshine Stories of Yesteryear" is sure to entertain and inform.

When the Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival returns to Jackson County for its third year on Saturday, May 6, a new special feature called "Moonshine Stories of Yesteryear" is sure to entertain and inform.

Cookeville's Dr. Op Walker will be on hand to share "Dry Hollow Moonshine" stories in Granville's Pioneer Village at 2 p.m. He will share stories of his father, Oscar L. Walker, a noted moonshiner in Overton County. Oscar Walker was known to walk almost everywhere he went, carrying as much moonshine as possible. And when he wasn't on foot, he delivered his wares on his mule Dina. The father of 12 children, Oscar would later transition from the moonshining business and become a greens keeper at the Dayton (Ohio) Country Club. He cut all ties with alcohol upon becoming a Christian in 1946.

Organizers say other moonshining tales will be told at 11 a.m. by Leon Jeans and at 1 p.m. by Arno Hatcher. At 3 p.m., the Sutton Store Players will perform "Mayberry Moonshine." Moonshine tasting will be provided by Short Mountain Distillery and Jug Creek Distillery of Wilson County. The General Lee and a Hazzard County Patrol Car from "The Dukes of Hazzard" will also be on display.

To learn more, call (931) 653-4151 or visit granvilletn.com.

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