Swift Silver Mine Festival
The Swift Silver Mine Festival is the annual festival that is held on Labor Day weekend each year in downtown Campton, KY (Wolfe County). The festival features a parade, street vendors, traditional Appalachian music, clogging, square dancing, lots of great food, a scanvenger hunt, games for youth, a fabulous antique and vintage car show, and a gospel music concert. The festival honors the legend of the lost silver mine that was found and abandoned by John Swift during the Civil War era. The silver mine has never been found. All the activities are held in the downtown area of Campton beginning on Friday evening before Labor Day and run through Sunday evening. Come join us – you never know, you might find the lost silver mine!!