Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Burnsville

Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Burnsville

August 6-7, 2021
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.

Mt Mitchell Craft Fair

Find special, one-of-a-kind items created by artisans from across the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. 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.

Mt Mitchell Craft Fair, Burnsville

Music, dancing, and performances take place on the entertainment stage both days. The food court will feature Southern delights such as pork barbecue and homemade ice cream - along with plenty of festival favorites.

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. While you are at the festival, stop by the Toe River Arts Council Gallery at 102 West Main Street.

The prestigious Penland School of Crafts is nearby. Stop by to see their impressive gallery and walk around the historic campus. 

Mt Mitchell Craft Fair, Burnsville NC

Hours & Admission
9 AM-5 PM on Friday & Saturday.
Free admission.
Go to Explore Burnsville for a full schedule of events.

See more area art and craft fairs and festivals.

Burnsville is an easy 36-mile drive from Asheville (4 lane highway all the way). Head west on I-26 from downtown to Mars Hill. Take US 19 North to Burnsville. GPS Address: 2 Town Square, Burnsville

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