This August 5th and 6th the nostalgic town square of Burnsville will once again be transformed into the best event east of the Mississippi, The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair. Our over 200 artists are as varied as the crafts that they produce and many will be working on their craft as you browse. For lunch enjoy a delicious BBQ plate with a glass of cold Southern Tea while sitting underneath the cool shade of the large maple trees. The sounds of the bluegrass band float along in the late summer breeze and up next is a clogging group from a local school. Performers entertain those gathered on the Town Square with all entertainment being free of charge. Young and old cannot help themselves as they tap their feet or dance a jig as the bands and performers continue through the day. As the sun begins to dip into the western sky, notice the prisms of brilliant colors as the sun sets on the handcrafted stained glass windows and sun catchers.
The fair hosts 125 exhibitors from 20 states, representing the full spectrum of craft media - jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. The craft fair is a great opportunity to encounter new artists and to talk with crafters one-on-one. Most exhibitors are not represented at New Morning Gallery, so visitors are sure to find new treasures along with a few old favorites.