49th Annual Southern Weekend Of Arts And Craft Show In Fayetteville Is June 20-21

Thursday, April 17, 2014
The 49th Annual Southern Weekend of Arts & Craft Show will be held June 20 - 21 at the Stone Bridge Park, in Fayetteville, Tn. There will be over 90 artist and crafters displaying their art at the show, and local non-profit organizations promoting their services. The event is sponsored by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center.
 
Talented exhibitors come from all over the Southeast, with a large variety of original art, photography, crafts, woodworking, jewelry, and many more types of art.

 
There will be a free dance in the park on Friday night from 6-10 p.m.  The band, 4 Miles Gone, will be playing music from the sixties through the eighties and beyond. Dance the night away or relax with the music in your own chair or blanket.  Start Saturday morning off with a pancake breakfast and then shop while enjoying all the free local entertainment of bands, dance teams, singers, and belly dancers.
 
The art and crafts will be available for purchase from 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m. on Saturday; rain or shine. Admission is free.

Stonebridge Park is at 2061 Thornton Taylor Parkway, Fayetteville, Tn.

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