Features authentic crafts from the hands of 100 regional and local artists and craftsmen.
In the depression days in the mountains, Christmas was always celebrated with stockings stuffed with apples, oranges and hard candy. The best gifts were handmade with love.
Doris Hunter, show director, brings the memory of that custom to the holidays with this craft event. Customers line up early for the first selection of pottery, wood crafts, master jewelers, folk art, glass art, and specialty sweets and breads. Collectors of Old World Santas, heirloom ornaments and miniatures always find something new.
Purchase a fresh mountain greenery wreath or scented dried fruit rope for your house.
Macon County’s favorites watercolorist/photographer, Michael M. Rogers , will be bringing his annual gallery open house presentation to this year’s show. As an avid hiker, he will share with you the waterfalls ,overlooks and wild flowers on canvas and video. You can take a piece of the mountains back home with you to enjoy all year .
Ronnie Evans will be strumming favorite Christmas songs for background. His cds will be for sale, too. No wonder it has grown from a little show in Franklin with 8 exhibitors to the largest Christmas gift show in Western North Carolina!
Hours are 10-5 each day with convenient free parking .
Adults $4.00, children under 12 free.
At the ticket table, have a piece of peppermint candy and an apple from Barber Orchard and catch the Christmas Spirit.
Free convenient parking. Concessions
For more info: www.mountainArtisans.net or firstname.lastname@example.org 828 524 3405