Established with the intent of providing a venue for artisans and crafts people to display their work, the festival has now grown to include more than 120 craft and food vendors. This one-day show is now recognized as one of the finest juried shows in the southeast. Main Street Waynesville is transformed into an arts and crafts marketplace featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional work such as pottery, jewelry, wood, fiber art, watercolors, and photography. Local and regional artists share their crafts and traditions with visitors and locals alike. With the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains bathed in beautiful autumn splendor and crisp mountain air, visitors can experience the traditional values and cultural arts unique to the area. The event has something for everyone and is family-oriented. This year’s event features two main stages with Whitewater Bluegrass and Eddie Rose & Hwy 40 entertaining the crowds. Throughout the day there will be mountain music and dance by several local clogging teams, along with a performance by the Montreat Scottish Pipes & Drums.
Event is sponsored by the Downtown Waynesville Association and funded in part by the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority www.visitncsmokies.com