For four days each July and October, the US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC comes alive with fine, traditional and contemporary crafts. Nearly 200 craftspeople fill two levels of the Center, selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry.
You can enjoy the 68th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands on July 16-19, from 10:00am-6:00pm each day. The Fair showcases the rich talent, diversity and craft mastery of Guild members. The Craft Fairs began in 1948 as a way to provide a regional market for the mountain craftspeople, and since that time, they have set the standard for fine craft shows across the country.
Craft collectors and gallery owners join western North Carolina residents who appreciate the quality and history of the show, knowing it is an ideal destination for shopping and inspiration. Nearly 20,000 visitors to the Fairs each year invest in the regional and local economies while supporting artists working in the Appalachian mountains.