Maggie Valley’s largest gathering of artisans and crafters will once again come together to sell their handmade treasures this weekend during the Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show.

Artisans from all over the Southeast will be in attendance, plus live chainsaw demonstrations and festival food.

Each year the show features seasonal items such as yard art, paintings, photography, pottery, wooden bowls, furniture, jewelry, goat milk soaps and more will be featured at the event.

“Labor Day is a very popular time to visit the mountains” said Teresa Smith, Maggie Chamber executive director. “The temperatures are perfect — pleasant during the day and cooler at night. This outdoor event gives our visitors and locals a pleasant way to spend the day shopping.”

“There really is something for everyone, from the most affordable handicrafts, to the more expensive museum quality items,” Smith added. “Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, it’s fun just to walk around and see the amazing variety of unique items – but rarely do you see anyone leaving without something in their hands.”

The Maggie Valley Arts & Crafts Festivals is one of the longest running and most popular events held in Maggie Valley. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.

There is no admission; donations are appreciated. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Haywood County Animal Shelter. Parking is free.

For information, contact the Maggie Valley Chamber at 828-926-1686 or visit www.maggievalley.org.

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