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Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Asheville | October 19-21

October 19 - October 22

$8
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It’s time for the 71st Anniversary of the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands in Asheville, North Carolina. Organized and presented by The Southern Highland Craft Guild, this premier Asheville craft fair features traditional and contemporary works including mixed media, wood, clay, glass, and more. Here is a complete list of the exhibitors and other details can be found on the guild’s website.

Celebrate fine craft with nearly 170 Guild Makers at the Craft Fair This Weekend! 

This Friday! Join us at the U.S. Cellular Center for the 71st anniversary of the Craft Fair. Both Concourse and Arena floors will be filled with fine craft; from quilted wall hangings to hand-blown glass ornaments, as well as more than 30 potters! We’re excited to bring you the very best craftsmanship from the Southern Highlands. Read on for all the details below.

WHEN: 
Friday-Saturday, October 19-20, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 21, 10 am to 5 pm

 WHERE: 
U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville NC 28801

ADMISSION: 
General, $8.00 | 2-day/Weekend Pass, $12.00 | Children Under 12, Free
Purchase Tickets Online Here, or at the Door Day-Of

CONNECT WITH GUILD MAKERS:
Here is a peek inside the studio of potter Sarah Wells Rolland of The Village Potters as she throws a 6-pound bowl. Sarah will be exhibiting her work in Booth 219 on the lower Arena floor. The Village Potters will be sharing different pottery skills and techniques throughout the Fair on the Arena floor too, so be sure to stop by! Can’t make it? Shop Sarah’s pottery online with the Guild here today.

Who else will be there?  
MARC TICKLE : 
Lower Arena Floor, Booth #307

KIM THOMPSON: 
Upper Concourse Floor, Booth #17

KAMI WATSON: 
Lower Arena Floor, Booth #119

BATTON CLAYWORKS: 
Lower Arena Floor, Booth #300

SHELBY MIHALEVICH: 
Lower Arena Floor, Booth #107

JOE WALDROUP: 
Upper Concourse Floor, Booth #18  LEARN FROM THE MASTERS:

Blacksmithing with members of NC chapter of ABANA will be out front.

Throughout the Fair, live craft demonstrations will be happening on both levels. Be sure to stop by and hear the stories of these makers as they continue to keep these creative traditions alive. Demonstrators are as follows:

NC Chapter of ABANA, blacksmithing outside of the Center
The Village Potters, throwing ceramic vessels on the Arena floor
Lesley Keeble, doll making on the Concourse floor
Marjorie Warren, tartan weaving on the Arena floor
Tamela Wells, polymer clay building on the Concourse floor
Jeffrey Neil, wooden shaker boxes on the Arena floor
John Turner, raku glazing on the Arena floor

For other events sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and similar events, check our event calendar. Tickets for the craft fair are $8 at the door and children under 12 are admitted free.

Asheville, North Carolina is a bustling city in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and features an eclectic mix of cultures past and present. There are plenty of opportunities to visit some unique destinations in and around the city and more than enough restaurants, performance venues, and lodging for visitors.

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