The 32nd Annual ‘Hard Candy Christmas’ Arts and Crafts Show is coming the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29-30.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The Western Carolina University Ramsey Center in Cullowhee is the location and features original art and crafts at great prices.

This show opens the mountain Christmas season with fresh greenery wreaths, gingerbread ornaments and live guitar music from Ronnie Evans.

Haywood County’s own Amy Shahparast will be featured at this year’s show. She will be have her Hand Cut Paper Art. She has snow scenes and mountain scenes in time for Christmas giving.

One hundred local and regional artisans will be selling their handwork.

Other categories include clay art, rustic wood craft, master jewelers, quilts, Fine art, goat milk soap and heirloom ornaments for the tree.

Exhibitors from Haywood County include:

  • Jolene Tomaro / Mary Holland
  • — Fabric //Clay Art
  • Ginger Rutland —
  • holiday quilts
  • Darla Friedrich —
  • Knitted Scarves
  • Robin Grasty —
  • Charm Bracelets
  • Robby Reiley — Pottery
  • Jessica De Marco Designer
  • Pickles — Jams
  • Tina Wilson —
  • Goatmilk Sop Soap.
  • Bayley Hooper — Soy Candles
  • Kathy Murray — Bottle Art
  • Cheryl Hyatt —
  • Fleece Blankets

For more information, visit the www.mountainArtisans.net. Admission for adults is $5. Free convenient parking and concessions available.

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