On one side of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern United States, is Asheville. On the other side is Yancey County, a rural contrast to Buncombe County's metropolis. The annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is the kind of fair where you'll find handmade quilts, birdhouses, and soaps. Don't' be fooled - Yancey County is quaint and old-fashioned in many ways, but also home to artists who have fled the city for the quiet country, so this gathering reflects a diversity of crafts one might not expect. Of course, you will find barbecue, kettle corn on the cob, and sweet tea. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.