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The 75th Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands takes place July 21-24 & Oct 13-16 at Harrah's Cherokee Center-Asheville. $10 tickets are available online and at the door.

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Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands


Harrah's Cherokee Center-Asheville

87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC


Thursday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

Sunday, 10am-5pm

$10 tickets are available for individual days, online or at the door. Children under 12 are free.


Hosted in downtown Asheville at Harrah's Cherokee Center, artisans will fill both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, exhibiting 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. Join us for this unique shopping experience and enjoy live music and craft demonstrations during your visit. Please read the latest Covid-19 Policy for Harrah's Cherokee Center-Asheville. 

Thursday - Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Featured Artists: Jude Stuecker, Sarah Tremaine, Ray Jones, Deneece Harrell, Erica Rollings, Magruder Glass, Andy Costine, David W. Scott, Jason Janow, Linda Caristo


Charles Adams

Wendy Allen

Erica Bailey

James Edward Barnes

Travis Berning

Lisa Besler

Darla Beverage

Amy Brandenburg

Tavia Brown

Julie Calhoun-Roepnack

Linda Caristo

Beer Chunhaswasdikul

Ed & Kate Coleman

Andy Costine

Doug Dacey

Alan Daigre

Allen Davis

Rachelle Davis

Larry & Deborah Drake

Lee Entrekin

Gina Eubank

Mark Eubank

Gigi Fasano

Nathan Favors

Lynne Fiorenza

Jim Gentry

Annie Grimes-Williams

John Gunther

Chad Alice Hagen

Deneece Harrell

Jan Havens

Teresa Hays

Harry Hearne

Wren Hendrickson

Neal Howard

Jerry & Linda Hunter

Thomas Irven

Erin Janow

Jason Janow

Cat Jarosz

Ray Jones

Tom Reardon/ Kathleen Doyle

Ilene Kay

Bill Lehnert

Nhia Lo

Vicki Love

Lucy Moore/ Lucy's Toys

Lyn Lyndall

Greg Magruder/ Magruder Glass

Jeff McKinley

Lisa Mergen

Julie Merrill

Steve Miller

Melanie Miller

Marti Mocahbee

Phillip Nolley

Parker Pressnell

Jason Probstein

John Ransmeier

Colin Richmond

Erica Rollings

Audrey Laine Sawyer

Kelsey Schissel

Arrowmont School

Bonnie Scott

David Scott

Wendy Seaward

Michael Sorge

Sheree Sorrells

Liz Spear

Joe Morris/ Stuart Nye Jewelry

Jude Stuecker

Timothy Sullivan

Howard Thompson

Kim Thompson

Mary Timmer

Sarah Tremaine

Holland Van Gores

Vickie Vipperman

Lisa Banner/ Weaving Room

Tamela Wells

Lyle Wheeler


Map Arena Level July 22


Map Concourse Level July 22


Saturday, July 23

11:00  Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express

1:00    Buncombe Turnpike

3:00    Split Rail Bluegrass Band

Sunday, July 24

11:00  Luke Whittaker

1:00    Highland Highlights

3:00    Hot Duck Soup


Chair-making with Lyle Wheeler, Booth #112

Wood carving with Ronnie McMahan, Education Booth

Basketry with Carla Filipelli - outside booth

Sandbox casting/trash assemblage with John Richards

Marbling with Pam Granger Gale


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The Guild's Craft Fair tradition started in 1948 in Gatlinburg, TN on the grounds of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. At this inaugural fair, the Guild connected visitors with the most talented craftsmen and showed the importance of handicrafts in the life of southern Appalachia. 


Today, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands is held twice every year (July & October) in downtown Asheville, North Carolina at Harrah's Cherokee Center. It brings together hundreds of makers in what has become a key event for craft. These events are unique in that they offer attendees the opportunity to connect with the artists by purchasing directly from them. In an age of mass production and global imports, the connection to fine American craft and the individual maker is often lost but more significant than ever.

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More than two hundred craftspeople fill two floors of the Civic Center twice each year. Local musicians play live on the arena stage; craft educators share their knowledge with adults and children alike through demonstrations and hands-on projects. Eleven thousand visitors from all over the country participate in festivities during the four days of the show. Over the course of the event, nearly a million dollars are invested in the purchase of crafts.

The unprecedented year of 2020 brought the Guild into the new age of virtual events and they successfully hosted their first-ever Virtual Craft Fairs of the Southern Highlands. 

Thank You to our Sponsors

About the Guild

For 92 years, the Southern Highland Craft Guild has curated a group of juried artisans for the purpose of marketing, education, shared resources, and conservation of Appalachian Craft. Our four retail locations in Western North Carolina sell the work of over 800 of our juried members.

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