For a “Black Friday” experience spun with Appalachian heart and craftsmanship, look no further than the 29th annual Hard Candy Christmas Arts and Crafts Show. This time-honored tradition is scheduled for Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 in beautiful Cullowhee, N.C.
The Hard Candy Christmas Show is part of the Mountain Artisans Arts & Crafts Shows that started in Macon County in 1987. Its small start of only eight artisans has grown to feature 100 of the most gifted artisans in the region at the state-of-the-art Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University. The Hard Candy Christmas Show is a gathering of American craftsmen and artists who are still making beautiful things with their hands, eyes and hearts, just in time for Christmas.
The southern craftsmanship is alive and well in this show, and many of the heritage crafts are handed down from older generations. From quilting, pine needle baskets and blacksmithing, to clay art, folk dolls, and corn shuck flowers, these gifts were inspired from past generations.
With such a collection of Appalachian arts and crafts, visitors have the change to meet with the artisans in-person, and find unique treasures all under one roof.
In addition to holiday shopping, the Hard Candy Arts and Crafts Show will feature entertainment, food and drinks and much more.
A weekend pass is $4.50 per person and children under 12 are admitted free. For more information visit www.mountainartisans.net.