August 4-5, 2017
The Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair transforms the streets around Burnsville’s town square into a wonderland for craft and art lovers, with 200 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.
Music, dancing and performances take place on the entertainment stage both days. Scheduled musical acts include: Roberta Whiteside, Rob Levin and William Ritter, Thistle Dew, Hot Duck Soup, Broke Holler, Typical Mountain Boys, and Ron and Minnie Powell. Dance Express and cloggers from World Class Dimensions will take the stage on Saturday, as well as performers from Parkway Playhouse, which celebrates its 70th season of local theater this year.
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.
Hours & Admission
9 AM-5 PM on Friday & Saturday.
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