Fall Tennessee Craft Fair: An Enduring Nashville Tradition

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Even as Nashville rapidly grows and changes, the Tennessee Craft Fairs remain an enduring tradition. Excite your senses with new American handmade fine craft from juried and award-winning artists nationwide. Experience the 38th annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair on the lawn of Centennial Park Sept. 23, 24 and 25.

Attracting 50,000 visitors each fair, Tennessee Craft Fairs are top tier shows that bring together more than 200 craft artists with national and regional reputations to share their best work. Personally connect with makers while shopping for that one-of-a-kind treasure. Learn what inspires each artist as they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft. Support the local craft economy and engage in a shopping experience like no other!

In addition to shopping for the best of fine craft made by top craft professionals, Tennessee Craft Fairs nurture emerging craft artists. See fresh work by makers on the rise in the Emerging Makers Tent, and visit the Kids’ Tent, featuring the Mini Maker Fair, which gives children a place to simulate selling and buying, creating commerce and exchanging craft similar to the Tennessee Craft Fair. Kids will be able to create and purchase craft to start their own art collection. Bring the kids to experience letterpress printing with Hatch Show Print on Saturday or learn to make yarn dolls with Casa de la Cultura Latino Americana on Sunday. The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck will show off brand new puppets in performances on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

The Fall Tennessee Craft Fair will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. CST. As always, this event is free and open to the public with free parking and a free shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday. Shuttle will run in 15-minute loops from the HCA Parking Lots located on Park Plaza to the Tennessee Craft Fair. All guests are encouraged to use this free service that is generously provided by the Metropolitan Airport Authority.

For more information please visit http://tennesseecraft.org/fallfair

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