Pictured above: wooden flute by Lee Entrekin

Summer: July 20-23

Fall: October 19-22

Show opens 10am Thursday and ends at 5pm on Sunday.

Show hours: 10am-5pm

Harrah’s Cherokee Center-Asheville

87 Haywood Street Asheville, NC


Hosted in downtown Asheville at Harrah’s Cherokee Center, artisans will fill both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, exhibiting 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. Join us for this unique shopping experience and enjoy live music and craft demonstrations during your visit. $10 tickets are available for individual days, online or at the door. Children under 12 are free.


The streets of Asheville will be bustling and parking can sometimes be problematic. In addition to Harrah’s Cherokee Center-Asheville’s parking garage below the building. For street parking, please utilize Asheville’s parking app for a real-time display of open parking spaces downtown. Asheville Parking App

On Saturday & Sunday, the following school parking lots will be empty for you to use:
Asheville Middle, Isaac Dickson, Montford North Star


The Guild’s Craft Fair tradition started in 1948 in Gatlinburg, TN on the grounds of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. At this inaugural fair, the Guild connected visitors with the most talented craftsmen and showed the importance of handicrafts in the life of southern Appalachia. 


Today, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands is held twice every year (July & October) in downtown Asheville, North Carolina at Harrah’s Cherokee Center. It brings together hundreds of makers in what has become a key event for craft. These events are unique in that they offer attendees the opportunity to connect with the artists by purchasing directly from them. In an age of mass production and global imports, the connection to fine American craft and the individual maker is often lost but more significant than ever.

More than two hundred craftspeople fill two floors of the Civic Center twice each year. Local musicians play live on the arena stage; craft educators share their knowledge with adults and children alike through demonstrations and hands-on projects. Eleven thousand visitors from all over the country participate in festivities during the four days of the show. Over the course of the event, nearly a million dollars are invested in the purchase of crafts.



October 19-22

Martha Mitchell/
A Touch of Glass
Kimberley Adams
Charles Adams
Kathryn Adams
Wendy Allen
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts
Erica Bailey
Meghan Bernard
Travis Berning
Darla Beverage
Martha Biggar
Amy Brandenburg
Tavia Brown
Julie Calhoun-Roepnack
Brenda Cameron
John C. Campbell Folk School
Douglas Canivet
Linda Caristo
Beer Chunhaswasdikul
Ed & Kate Coleman
Andy Costine
Walt Cottingham
Doug Dacey
Alan Daigre
Kathleen Dautel
Rachelle Davis
Allen Davis
Laurey Faye Dean
Larry & Deborah Drake
Lee Entrekin
Mark Eubank
Gina Eubank
Q Evon

Jack & Linda Fifield
Priscilla Frake
John Furches
Mark Gardner
Jim Gentry
Magruder Glass
Pam Granger Gale
Betsy Gray
John Gunther
Teresa Hays
Harry Hearne
Wren Hendrickson
Candice Hensley
Neal Howard
Linda Hynson
Thomas Irven
Erin Janow
Jason Janow
Cat Jarosz
Jennifer Jenkins
Stuart Nye Jewelry
Ray Jones
Barbara Jones
Tom Reardon/Kathleen Doyle
Ilene Kay
Lisa Le Mair
Annie Fain Liden
Vicki Love
Carol Clay/Mac Chambers
Lynne Fiorenza/Mark Traub
Terri Cadman/Martha Cummins
Asia Mathis
Michael Maxwell
Jeff McKinley

Lisa Mergen
Julie Merrill
Melanie Miller
Robert Milnes
Marti Mocahbee
Karen Noggle
Erich Orris
Martha Owen
Jason Probstein
Rex Redd
Erica Rollings
Audrey Laine Sawyer
Bonnie Scott
David Scott
Wendy Seaward
Cheryl Mackey Smith
Michael Sorge
Liz Spear
Susan Spies
Jude Stuecker
Mary Timmer
Lucy’s Toys
Holland Van Gores
Vickie Vipperman
Joseph Waldroup
Crossnore Weavers
Tamela Wells
Bayley Wharton
Annie Grimes Williams
Xee Yang
Noël Yovovich
Lynnette Hesser
Steve Loucks

Lyn Lyndall

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, October 21
11:00  Newfound Gap
12:15  Hot Duck Soup
1:30   Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express
3:00   Split Rail

Sunday, October 22
11:00   Gene Holdway and Janet Wiseman
12:15   Buncombe Turnpike
1:30     Blue Eyed Girl
3:00     Brasstown Gals

Craft Demonstrations

Inside near the entrance: John Turner (clay) and Elizabeth Garlington (fiber/quilts). 

About the Guild

For 93 years, the Southern Highland Craft Guild has curated a group of juried artisans for the purpose of marketing, education, shared resources, and conservation of Appalachian Craft. Our four retail locations in Western North Carolina sell the work of over 800 of our juried members.