It is time for the 21st Annual Smoky Mountain Art and Craft Fest to be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Macon County Fair Grounds, 1436 Georgia Highway, 441S., Franklin.
Visitors can expect to find everything from furniture, jewelry, crochet, iron work, quilted item and many other crafts from local artists like Arlene Ball who hand paints wooden ornaments creates wreaths and other fine pieces. Other crafters come from throughout the southeast like Jimmy Self who comes from North, (that is the name of his town) S.C., with his chairs and tables, electric lanterns and a cute donkey that would look great on any porch.
The Michaels from Waynesville, will be on hand with a table for adults and a table for children to create a greeting card using a vegetable.
A&P Concessions will be serving food items. Duane and Anne will have funnel cakes and kettle corn to enjoy while you shop.
In addition to crafts and food, a food drive will be under way to benefit the local community. MV Craft Shows began collecting non-perishable food items at its shows last year, and were declared a great success. This year, they have teamed up with CareNet.
Admission is $1 or if you bring a non-perishable food item you will be admitted free. All children are admitted free.
The crafters have donated some lovely items to give out as door prizes. Drawings will be every two hours and you need to be present to win.
For more information about the upcoming 21st Annual Smoky Mountain Art and Craft Fest, call (828)497-9425 or (828)736-3245 or visit www.mvcraftshows.com.