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70th Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands


Mountain Lodging Food Fun Discover Hendersonville! Check out our Stay & Play Packages & Room Availability! Hendersonville Visitors Center, 201 S Main Street, Hendersonville, NC. 1-800-828-4244. Open 7 days a week.

LAUREL SPRINGS, NC Thistle Meadow Winery - Stop for wine tasting - Exit at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 248. 3 miles to winery on NC 18. 800-233-1505. Gas nearby.

LINVILLE, NC Grandfather Mountain - Grandfather’s lofty heights offer guests opportunities for rejuvenation, excitement and family memories in a natural haven that will endure forever. Marvel at 360-degree views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge, stand eye-to-eye with native wildlife in natural habitats and interact with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. One mile from Blue Ridge Parkway; take the Linville exit at Milepost 305 to U.S. 221 South. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. $20 adult; $18 senior 60+; $9 child 4-12; under 4 free. | (828) 733-4337 or (800) 468-7325

LINVILLE FALLS, NC Linville Caverns - 19929 US 221 N. Marion. 4 miles South of Parkway, MP 317. NC’s ONLY show cavern. 800419-0540. Linville Falls Lodge & Cottages BRP Milepost 317.4, US 221S 1 mile to Rt. 183, left. Restaurant (ABC permit), Walk to falls & gorge. (800) 634-4421. Parkview Lodge - Milepost 317.4, 500 ft. south of Parkway on US 221. Private Guest Rooms, one bedroom suite and secluded cabins available. Color TV, Swimming Pool, Crafts, Wine & Beer Shop. Free continental breakfast with guest room.Open All Year. 828-765-4787; 1-800-849-4452.

70th A N N I V E R S A R Y J U L Y 21 – 23 & O C T O B E R 20 – 22

LITTLE SWITZERLAND, NC Alpine Inn - Authentic mountain inn with unsurpassed views. Optional breakfast. Wi-Fi, Free Sunrises, Open April-November. 1 mile S on Hwy 226A at MP 334. 828-765-5380


U.S. Cellular Center downtown Asheville, NC

n its 70th year, the Craft Fair of who appreciate the quality and the Southern Highlands returns history of the show, knowing it is to downtown Asheville’s U.S. an ideal destination for shopping Cellular Center. Filling both the and inspiration. Nearly 20,000 concourse and arena levels of the visitors to the Fairs each year invest Emerald Village - Real mines, mine venue, makers exhibit a in the regional and tours, & gem mining. Other free variety of craft local economies displays: railroad, music museum, ranging from while supporting wildlife. MP334. 828-765-6463. contemporary artists working in to traditional the Appalachian Switzerland Cafe & General Store in works of mountains, and MP 334 1/4 mile of the Parkway. Lunch clay, wood, by spending and weekend dinners. Souvenirs and picnic items. Call 828-765-5289. metal, glass, a summer or fiber, natural fall weekend materials, paper, in beautiful Switzerland Inn And Chalet leather, mixed Asheville, NC. Restaurant - A little bit of Switzerland in NC. Fantastic media, and In addition Ed & Kay Coleman mountain views, rooms, suites, jewelry. With to providing cottages, dining, shopping, tennis. styles ranging from traditional to a retail market for juried Located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Little Switzerland contemporary, the Fairs showcase members, the Guild also hosts exit near Parkway Milepost 334. the rich talent, diversity and craft craft demonstrations during the Little Switzerland, NC 28749. mastery of Guild members. Fairs. A strong part of the Guild’s (828) 765-2153 or (800) 654-4026. The Craft Fairs have a proud mission is to educate the public tradition and history of excellence about the history of crafts in this by representing the Southern region, various craft techniques, Highland Craft Guild, a non-profit and an appreciation for fine crafts. Boyd Mountain Log Cabins organization formed in 1930. The Visitors have the opportunity to see Secluded 130 acres near Maggie Fairs began in 1948 as a way artists using traditional methods of Valley, 7 Authentic cabins, fireplaces, AC, cable, WIFI. Choose n cut to provide a regional market for handmade craft. Christmas tree farm, trout fishing, the mountain craftspeople. Since Beginning on Friday during hiking. (828) 926-1575. that time, the Craft Fairs have set each Craft Fair, mountain the standard for fine craft shows musicians perform live on the Maggie Valley Area Chamber of across the country. Each year in arena stage. Since the first fair in Commerce - US 19, Eastern entrance July and October craft collectors Gatlinburg in 1948, the music of to the Great Smokies. Escape. Explore. and gallery owners from across the area has been woven into the Exhale. Maggie Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 279, Maggie Valley, the country come to Asheville to fabric of the Craft Fair experience. 28751. see the show. They are joined by From old time to bluegrass, this western North Carolina residents tradition is kept alive today. Haywood County Hotel & Motel


Assoc.-Maggie Valley,Waynesville,Lake Junaluska. Quality lodging & dining within minutes of 4 BRP exits, MP 420-450. All accommodations adhere to Quality Standards. See us

Friday thru Saturday, 10am to 6 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 Visit for a complete list of performances.

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Blue Ridge Digest Spring / Summer 2017  

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