September 9-10, 2023
The 50th annual Village Art and Craft Fair continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to Biltmore Village. Presented by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to-Wear, the outdoor art festival is on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village, near the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. Free admission. Hours: Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday Noon to 5 PM. Rain or shine
The fair features 114 artists from 16 states, with a full spectrum of craft media available to purchase in all price ranges - jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art, and more. Discover new artists (26 are first-time exhibitors). Talk with crafters one-on-one. Some 36 artists are from Western North Carolina.
Thousands of shoppers come from all across the southeast to stroll through the fair. Over the years, their reputation as one of the finest craft fairs in the area has spread (along with the ubiquitous cat posters and T-shirts). Starting with the 9th year, a cat has been in every poster’s design.
Homemade sandwiches and sweets are available at church-sponsored concession booths, with proceeds benefiting the Cathedral's Outreach program. Take a look inside the beautiful church while you are there.
Looking for even more art? Nearby is the River Arts District.
Stroll this picturesque historic "town" in the city of Asheville near the entrance to Biltmore Estate. Find tree lined streets with trendy, mostly local boutiques, galleries, breweries and… read more
Stroll this picturesque historic "town" in the city of Asheville near the entrance to Biltmore Estate. Find tree lined streets with trendy, mostly local boutiques, galleries, breweries and restaurants in buildings and cottages built by the Vanderbilts.