Many Bluegrass music fans remember David "Stringbean" Akeman from the Hee-Haw
television show, but folks in Jackson County knew him as a brother, uncle and friend. A talented musician and comedian, Akeman was born in Jackson County, and his talents are remembered and celebrated today with the Stringbean Music Festival. The June festival features nationally-known Bluegrass music performers, as well as mountain arts and crafts.
The Jackson County Homecoming is held the first weekend in September and includes community events, a parade and car show. The event also include the Jackson County Arts and Crafts Guild Show, which features local craftsmen, such as quilters, weavers, and other artisans
Another annual event is the Bethel Church Homecoming. Held annually the 3rd Sunday in September, this homecoming is in Northern Jackson County. It is held in the Bethel community, which is now part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. People come from miles around to enjoy good food music and chatting.