This is the biggest weekend for Burnsville, NC. The weekend of the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair. The whole town gets spruced up and artists work like crazy to make their inventory for the show. I have lived in NC for 10 years and this is the first year I will not have a booth in the fair. I have my little store now on West Main St. across from the theatre, so be sure and stop by. I'm working hard as I can making new primitives for ya to take home! I'll have the a/c on, so stop by even if just for a chat and a chance to cool off. See ya this weekend!
Here's an excerpt from the Crafts Fair website:
"Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair Celebrates its 53rd Year Anniversary! As the saying goes, "We must be doing something right!" People from all across America know that the place to be on the first Friday and Saturday in August is the historic, charming Town Square of Burnsville, NC. Every kind of handmade craft imaginable can be found here. Whether you're looking for a beautiful handmade quilt, jewelry made from local gemstones, hand-turned wooden bowls, pottery of every design, traditional mountain instruments, or stained glass works of art, the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is the place to find it!
The 53rd Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, August 7-8, is the oldest and largest crafts fair in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For the past several years, the Southern Tourism Society has selected this event as one of the top twenty to attend in the Southeast. The town of Burnsville is located in Yancey County, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is the home of Mt. Mitchell, which is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, rising to an elevation of 6,684 ft. Burnsville is about 20 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 35 miles northeast of Asheville. We are proud to boast that Yancey County is known for more artisans per capita than anywhere else in the country!" (taken from the Chamber of Commerce website http://www.mtmitchellcraftsfair.com/)