The Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is held on the Town Square in Burnsville on the first Friday and Saturday of August. A Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event for the month of August, with approximately 200 juried crafts, this event more than qualifies as a craft shopper’s paradise, as evidenced by the over twenty-five thousand people who attend this event each year searching for those special, one-of-a-kind items created by artisans from across the Blue Ridge. Enjoy a lunch of southern favorites such as barbeque and sweet tea on the square as you listen to the live music and entertainment or perhaps try to keep up with the cloggers and other dancers as they kick up their heels on the stage. Burnsville is located in Yancey County, NC, home of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi at an elevation of 6,684 feet. Burnsville is 20 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 35 miles northeast of Asheville.