The Charlie Poole Festival is a great way to experience the music world of country and bluegrass, a world in which Charlie Poole set the standard. Now in its third decade, the festival is a project of Piedmont Folk Legacies, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and preserve the musical and cultural legacy of the Piedmont region and to celebrate its influence on the development of American vernacular music, as exemplified by Charlie Poole. Come see and listen to both locally and nationally known artists, local artisan and craft vendors, bluegrass workshops, and music competitions for both youth and adults.