Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair
First Friday & Saturday in August
In 1956, local crafters from Burnsville and Yancey County began coming to Town Square on the first Friday and Saturday in August to sell the work they made that year. The great tradition of the 61st annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair continues on August 4-5, 2017 as artists, crafters and musicians come together for the two-day event.
Throughout both days of the event, music fills Town Square as many different bands and singers perform for the crowd under the shade trees.
Christina Gordon works on a stretched buckskin hide inside the Heritage tent. The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair celebrates traditional mountain heritage.
The Fair gives people a chance to slow down and enjoy life.