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.

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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

Here are several options that will provide transportation or help with your parking options in Asheville.
Uber |  Lyft | Asheville Taxi | Passport Parking App

Asheville City Parking Map,
Asheville Parking Garages,
Asheville Street Parking, 700 metered spaces, $1.50 per hour and FREE on Sunday.

Please note that the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce also have available parking for visitors.

Our Sponsors

Asheville Citizen-Times
Smoky Mountain Living
Our State Magazine
WNC Magazine

Press Images are available to download below. For a Digital Media kit, click here.


Steve Noggle

Ken Hall_3

Ken Hall

Ann Freels

Anne Freels

Byers and McCurry

Byers & McCurry

Warner Whitfield

Warner Whitfield

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Brian Brace

Cara May_1

Cara May

Jason Janow

Jason Janow

Christine Kosiba_2

Christine Kosiba