Friday/Saturday, August 2-3, 2013
The Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair transforms the streets around Burnsville’s town square into a wonderland for craft and art lovers, with more than 150 juried crafters displaying nearly every kind of handmade craft imaginable. Burnsville is located 35 miles northeast of Asheville and is near Mt. Mitchell, along the Mt. Mitchell Scenic Byway.
Find special, one-of-a-kind items created by artisans from across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Browse a wide selection of items, including handmade quilts, jewelry from local gemstones, hand-turned wooden bowls, various types of pottery, rustic furniture, traditional mountain instruments, soaps, lotions, and stained glass art. Many of the artisans will be working their craft throughout the festival.
In addition to the variety of exhibitors, the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair features live music and entertainment on the bandstand. Scheduled acts include Road Tripp, Revolution Unseen, Doc Hill Bluegrass Band, Barn Burners Cloggers, Rob & Hannah Levin, Eva Kroon Pike, Ron & Minnie Powell & the Lucky Streak Band, and Roberta Whiteside. The food court will feature Southern delights such as pork barbecue and homemade ice cream.
Burnsville is also home to the Toe River Studio Tour, held the second weekend of June and first weekend of December. It showcases the work of 100 artists and crafts people across two mountain counties. The prestigious Penland School of Crafts is nearby.
Also nearby are the artist studios and gallery at the Energy XChange.
9 AM-6 PM on Friday; 9 AM-5 PM on Saturday. Free admission. See more area art and craft fairs and festivals.
For more information on the annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, visit www.mtmitchellcraftsfair.com.