Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
71st A N N I V E R S A R Y | J U L Y 20 – 22 & O C T O B E R 19 – 21, 2018
Friday through Saturday, 10:00 to 6:00pm + Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00pm
US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street | Downtown Asheville, NC
General Admission, $8.00 and Children under 12 free
In its 71st year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, makers exhibit a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry.
2018 Feature Maker: Steve Noggle
This year’s featured maker is woodworker Steve Noggle from Morganton, NC. A degree in forestry landed him in the Pacific Northwest as a timber cruiser. Shortly after, he discovered the art of crafting fine, wooden furniture. While engineering new designs, Steve began to turn wood on a lathe. In 2004, Steve juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild as a master of woodturning. Today, each of his pieces is spun from a chunk of wet, green wood into a bowl or vessel with a satin finish that is pleasing to the eye. Celebrate his talent with us this year at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands!
Our exhibitor list for October 2018 will be available mid-September with a maps and booth numbers. We have two floors of filled with makers.
Our demonstrators for October are the following:
Jeffrey Neil, wooden shaker boxes
John Turner, raku glazing
Lesley Keeble, doll making
The Village Potters, wheel-throwing and hand-building
Marjorie Warren, tartan weaving
NC ABANA, blacksmithing
Planning Your Visit | Where to Stay
Asheville is full of eclectic and charming abodes for your stay. We currently are working to establish room blocks under the name The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands and will update this in the beginning of 2018.
Logistics | Transportation & Parking
Please note that the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce also have available parking for visitors.