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Shop, learn + engage with 100+ artists at Southern Highlands craft fair

The 77th annual four-day downtown event features live music, craft demonstrations, and original works from regional artists.

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Five images from around the Craft Fair. Two elderly people stand looking at a jewelry display. Children playing violins and other instruments. A craftsman sits carving wood.

Can’t make the July showcase? The Craft Fair will return in October just in time for the holidays.

Photos provided by the Southern Highland Craft Guild courtesy of Diana Gates Photography

Asheville? More like Craftsville.

The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to Downtown Asheville for its 73rd consecutive year this Thursday, July 18- Sunday, July 21, transforming Harrah’s Cherokee Center into a four-day celebration of regional artisans.

Here’s what Ashevillians can look forward to:

🖌️ Shop handmade works

100+ artists will showcase a range of contemporary + traditional crafts, including purchasable works of clay, wood, glass, jewelry + more. This event is put on by the artists themselves, meaning visitors can connect with the makers directly to ask questions and learn about their creative process.

🎵 Live tunes + demonstrations

Wood carving + wheat weaving are among the live demonstrations headlining this year’s fair. These showcases offer a glimpse behind the curtain to see the time and care poured into each new piece.

Plus, enjoy local live music all day Saturday and Sunday.

💍 Jewelry sawing challenge

This year’s Fair also includes a live Sawing Challenge, where participating artists will compete to create custom designs.

Craft your visit

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