Each year for the past 38 years, the Maury County Arts Guild produces the Meriwether Lewis Arts and Crafts Fair in cooperation with the National Park Service with support from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The fair is held at the Meriwether Lewis National Historic Area on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Hohenwald, TN. The purpose of the fair is to provide local and regional artists with an opportunity to exhibit and sell quality handicrafts and to promote the cultural heritage of the region. The Fair is also in commemoration of the famed explorer, Meriwether Lewis, who is buried in the park.
At this event, crafters and artisans demonstrate, display and sell their wares. From pottery to quilts, stained glass to woodworks, leather to oil paintings, baskets to ironworks - you'll find it here! Many artists take the opportunity to have demonstration areas to show work as it is created.
Live music will be performed throughout the event and many scrumptious foods will be available including Fried Pies, Blooming Onions, Apple Fritters, Homemade Fudge, Funnel Cakes, Curly Potatoes, White beans and cornbread, Polish sausages, Philly cheese-steak sandwiches, hamburgers, fries, BBQ and lots of ice cold lemonade and iced Tea! The show will be held on October 9th and 10th from 9am to 5pm each day. Free shuttle vans will run from the overflow parking area on Highway 20 to the fair area. Parking is free. Booth spaces are still available for crafters!