TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OF THE EVENT70th Anniversary in 2017Summer Edition — July 21 – 23 | Fall Edition — October 20 – 22Friday – Saturday: 10:00 to 6:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00pmAdmission: $8.00; Children under 12 free**Tickets available at the door.**Approaching its 70th year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands will return to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, craftspeople who are masters in their media will be exhibiting. The variety of craft that will be on display ranges from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry. After a curation process of two juries, nearly 200 makers from the Southern Highland Craft Guild will carry on the legacy of these Fairs.Both July and October hold seasonal editions of the exposition as this extraordinary marketplace offers visitors a unique opportunity to connect with artisans adept in their craft. The Summer Edition is July 21 through 23, and Fall is October 20 through 22. Downtown Asheville provides a robust experience for visitors, as the growing spectacular is representative of the creativity that flows in Western North Carolina. The U.S. Cellular Center is a shift in landscape for this event as it was incepted under canvas tents in 1948 on grassy lawns of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.As an avenue to provide a regional marketplaces for mountain craftspeople, the Fairs have since evolved to a popular epicenter of craft in the country. Alongside local residents is the expanding tourist population. In addition to retail, the Craft Fairs hosts demonstrations, supporting the Guild’s mission – to educate the public about the history of crafts in this region, various craft techniques, and an appreciation for fine crafts.Collectors and gallery owners visit Asheville to experience and see the biannual shows in July and October, as they are a known destination for shopping and inspiration. Nearly 20,000 visitors to the Fairs each year invest in the regional and local economies while supporting craftsmen and women working in the Appalachian mountains.Mountain musicians perform live on the arena stage starting Friday. Since the first Fair, the music of the area has been woven into the fabric of the Craft Fair experience. From old time to bluegrass, this tradition is kept alive today. Visit www.craftguild.org/craftfairsh for a complete list of performances.
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Howard and Kristen understand
–Asheville area offers so much to see and do that it can be a bit overwhelming
And so the good-natured innkeepers of the Dry Ridge Inn Asheville Bed & Breakfast are happy to point you in whatever directions you’d like, while sneaking in a few good words for their own interesting little town, Weavervile.
How do you get to the Biltmore House?
It’s a quick ten minutes from the Dry Ridge Inn Asheville Bed & Breakfast in Asheville.
Where is the Blue Ridge Parkway?
Not far from the Dry Ridge Inn Asheville Bed & Breakfast, actually.
What’s a good choice for supper?
Italian, Indian, down home? Asheville sets a range of tables.
Howard and Kristen have all kinds of suggestions, including art, activity and fine dining options in Weaverville, nearly all of which are within walking distance of the Dry Ridge Inn Asheville Bed & Breakfast.
Built in 1849 and continually updated, the Dry Ridge Inn Asheville Bed & Breakfast has eight beautiful guest rooms, each with gas fireplace, free WiFi and a private bathroom designed with your comfort in mind. A luxurious living room with complementary beverages, and the enticing gardens will tempt you to stay in for the day. Business travelers will appreciate the business center on the second floor.
Everyone will appreciate Kristen’s sumptuous breakfasts. Pecan pancakes, filo-encased “egg flowers” – her selections are as delightful as they are delicious. Coffee, fresh fruit and juice appear each morning. Special diets are happily accommodated. Guests have the option of dining alone or with new friends they’ve made at the inn. You’ll pay more for this level of comfort and service at other inns in the Asheville and Weavervile.
The Dry Ridge Inn Asheville Bed & Breakfast is as affordable as its keepers are informative – rates here are less than you’ll find elsewhere. For less, you’ll get more – easy access to Asheville and a quick return to a safe, small mountain town whose residents smile and say hello as they pass each other on the sidewalk. Indeed, you may find yourself falling in love with Weaverville as Howard and Kristen did when they moved here more than a decade ago.
With restaurants, shops and galleries galore, this exciting town of 3,500 people has just the sort of friendliness and accommodation that you’ll find at the Dry Ridge Inn
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Bring your instruments, families, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and join us for good times at the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. In 2017 Shindig on the Green, which features a stage show and informal jam sessions around the park, continues at its original location — formerly known as City County Plaza, now transformed into the new Pack Square Park. Locals and visitors alike come together downtown “along about sundown,” or at 7:00pm for those who wear a watch, until 10:00p.m. Concessions are available. Come experience the beautiful music and dance traditions of Southern Appalachia on a summer evening in the mountains.
Arts and Crafts and Galleries
Visualizing the visual arts The Dry Ridge Inn is an excellent place from which to explore the many artists that welcome visitors into their studios, many of them located on the… Read More
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