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Any North Carolina business that could spur a tourist visit will be considered for the listing, which could include potteries, events, specialty activities, etc. Read more

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The Center for Craft identifies and convenes craft makers, curators and researchers, matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Read more

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The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair and the North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival serve as a reunion of sorts for those who head to the mountains every year, as well as provide a warm welcome to newcomers. Read more

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The festival offers bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market and good food. Read more

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Pioneer Day features Southern Appalachian crafts, live bands, food trucks, vintage farm tools and equipment, Civil War re-enactors, special exhibits, authors, animals, children’s games and much more. Read more

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This festival, a long-standing Knoxville tradition, sees 40,000 to 50,000 people over the 3-day weekend each year. Read more

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The festival features a line-up of musicians, storytellers, artists, and more – many nationally recognized - to entertain audiences and share Appalachian traditions. Read more

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The 35th edition of Exchange Place’s Spring Garden Fair, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, from noon - 5 p.m. Read more

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The tour includes more than 100 artists in a variety of media throughout Yancey and Mitchell counties. Read more

Fall Heritage Days at the Museum of Appalachia will transport guests back in time through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of pioneer traditions and demonstrations Read more

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Town hosts heritage arts festival and music festival Read more

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Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this vibrant city is a scenic spot to explore alone. Read more

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The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands cultivates the traditions and legacies of handmade craft skills, featuring juried members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Read more

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The 38th Annual Heritage Weekend will be held September 15-16 at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center in east Asheville. Read more

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Free event scheduled at the outdoor 17th century Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. Read more

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The event demonstrates the rigors and talent that goes into woodworking and serves the mission of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in preserving a longtime culture and heritage. Read more

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Colorful quilts, intricate woodcarvings, jewelry made with local gemstones, woven baskets, metalwork crafted by blacksmiths, furniture, and pottery vessels in all shapes and sizes fill the booths along Main Street in Burnsville, North Carolina. Read more

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Southern Highland Craft Guild's makers forging ahead at third-annual Glass & Metal day. Read more

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Celebrate the season—and the creativity of Southern Appalachia—at one or more of these markets, fairs, and arts communities. Read more

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I’ve never been much of a maker, though that’s not for lack of trying. An artistic streak got me through graphic design courses in college and these days keeps my home stocked with odds and ends from the hobby shop. Read more

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