Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

71th 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 6:00 pm + Sunday, 10:00 am 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.


Click here to view the list of our exhibitors for July 2018 with their booth location. We have two floors of filled with makers.


Our demonstrators for July are the following:
Cranberry Creek Baskets and Sculpture by Carla & Greg Filippelli
Bill Lee, ceramics and wheel throwing
Cindi Becker Lemkau, embroidery and applique
Asheville Quilt Guild
Judy Brater Art Pottery, coiling & handbuilt ceramics
Charlie Patricolo, cloth dolls
Fiber Works by Lorraine Cathey, needle felting
Stan Jennings, treenware

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

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

Brian Brace_Chair

Brian Brace

Cara May_1

Cara May

Jason Janow

Jason Janow

Christine Kosiba_2

Christine Kosiba