The Western North Carolina Pottery Festival returns to Dillsboro with 45 master potters from 17 states. The main portion of the festival is Saturday, with potters manning their booths along Front Street and demonstrations on-going throughout the day. Cost is $5.00 with children under 12 admitted free. All festival attendees receive a ticket for a day-long raffle, while a silent auction has been added this year to benefit a local organization that provides meals to needy families.
Pre-festival excitement takes place Friday from 1-5 PM with the annual WNC Clay Olympics competition, featuring a field of 20 potters from the festival.