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Fine Art & Master Crafts Festivals

August 14 - August 16

Join us at the Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, August 14-16, 2020 at Sugar Mountain Resort, the new location. The juried festivals feature an eclectic gathering of unique hand-crafted wares from fine artists and master crafters. Fine art examples are photography, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, weaving, glass art, wood crafts, wood furniture, specialty candles, body care & soaps and many more. The Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival benefits the Avery County Chamber of Commerce. Hours: Friday: 1…

Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival

August 22 - August 23

The Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend is the 2nd Annual Arts and Craft Fair at Shelton House - WNC History, Heritage and Crafts located on the Shelton Campus. Parking for the Event is located at 250 Pigeon Street, and behind the "Steeplechase Olde English Toffee Shop" located across the street from Shelton House. Street parking is also available on Shelton Street. Hours: August 22, 2020 (8am till 4pm) / August 23, 2020 (11am till 4pm)

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come see demonstrations and dancing from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Try authentic Fry Bread, or purchase a beautiful hand-crafted piece of jewelry or art! Mark your calendar for the 2019 Cherokee Heritage Festival! Free family-friendly event! (No tickets are registration required!)  

WNC Pottery Festival

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Showcasing the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states. This year’s festival has 16 new potters from across the country and will be held at Sylva’s Bridge Park. A variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events – including the Clay Olympics – will be held on Friday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is juried and the lineup of potters is impressive. The event has been named one of the “Top…

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