Get Crafty at Tennessee Craft Shows
It’s almost time for the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Get an early start on that lengthy gift list by checking out some of the craft shows happening in and around Tennessee. Not only will you score some early presents, they’ll be handmade and one-of-a-kind. This list of shows may just spark your creative side.
Get something truly unique for that certain someone who seems to have everything at the 30th Annual Holiday Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 – 10 in Jonesborough. Handcrafted gifts and decorations will be available for purchase from an array of artisans. Watch local and regional crafters like woodcarvers and weavers make their specialty items. Admission is $1.
Attend one of the oldest fine arts craft guilds in Tennessee Nov. 16 – 18 at the Foothills Craft Guild in Knoxville. The guild is a craft shop where every member makes sellable crafts and demonstrates the creative process. Merchandise ranges from baubles to basketry, woodwork to fiber arts. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for seniors. Children 6 years-old and under are free.
Christmas comes to Middle Tennessee with all its pomp and circumstance, especially at the 20th Annual Host of Christmas Past Nov. 9 – 11 in Fayetteville. Awaken your Christmas spirit once again and step back in time for a Norman Rockwell-esque holiday festival. You’ll love the carriage rides, storytelling and characters dressed in period-clothing. There are crafts galore, music and delicious food.
Walk through a Christmas wonderland at Wonderland Village in Nashville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Grace Church of the Nazarene. Shop for unique gifts and crafts while you enjoy gourmet concessions. It’s fun for the whole family and admission is free.
Collectibles, floral arrangements, home décor and more await you at the Annual Holiday in Haywood from noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Wyatt-Duke National Guard Armory in Brownsville. Over 20 retail and specialty merchants will be at the two-day craft bazaar to fulfill all your crafty Christmas needs. Admission is $5 or you can donate three canned good items. Santa will make a special appearance and will be available for pictures for $5.
Gaze at the baubles, stained glass, jewelry and more at the Memphis Tour of Fine Craft Nov. 10 – 11. Twenty pristine artists will be in five locations around Memphis. Get your entrance card hole punched and you can win one of five gift bags containing items from participating artists. It’s a great way to enjoy and celebrate the artistic world and take in the sights and sounds of Memphis.
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