48th Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair Set For May 3-5 In Nashville

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Tennessee Craft Spring Fair is the largest craft fair of its caliber in the region, serving approximately 45,000 visitors. Tennessee Craft’s annual celebration of craft happens May 3-5, on the lower lawn of Centennial Park. In addition to celebrating fine craft products by 200+ regional artists,

Step into the Publix Super Markets Charities Kids’ Tent and enjoy craft making led by Tennessee Craft’s amazing community partners! Our volunteers collaborate with nine local non-profit organizations to provide educational art-based activities for our younger fair visitors. A variety of activities supported by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee allows future artists to explore handmade traditions, working with skilled artists and an array of materials and methods. Children can create their own individual artworks and leave the fair with a handmade souvenir. Fair visitors of all ages are invited to participate and share their experience on social media using #myTNcraftcommunity.

As always, this free event is accessible to the public – with free parking and free shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday. Shuttles will run in 15-minute loops from the HCA Parking Lots located on Park Plaza to the Tennessee Craft Fair. Gray Line of Tennessee generously provides this free service. For more details and event info, visit tennesseecraft.org/springfair.


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Travel

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Wilderness At The Smokies To Reopen On May 28

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Breaking News

Tennessee Aquarium Announces Phased Reopening Plans

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County Courthouse Employees Go Home At Mid-Day Before Protestors Arrive; Hamilton Place Closes Early

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Opinion

When Violence In America Was Affirmed And Praised: Understanding And Solving Racial Injustices

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Roy Exum: My Dear Friend, Pat Dye

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