Over 150 exhibitors will be selling their original handmade creations at the 44th annual Valle Country Fair

Over 150 exhibitors will be selling their original handmade creations at the 44th annual Valle Country Fair coming up Saturday, October 15.

The craft masters include fourteen artisans who will be showing their work for the first time, and four craftspeople have participated in the Valle Fair for 20 or more years. The exhibitors who have sold their creations at the Valle Country Fair the longest include John Dean of Valle Crucis who has been selling poplar bark birdhouses, bird feeders and berry baskets for 41of the 44 years since the community harvest celebration began, and Scott Deming of Butler, TN, who has sculpted art pieces from wood for 31 years. Brenda Schramm of Boone and Joyce Albrecht of Hilton Head Island have each participated in the Valle Country Fair for 20 years, with Schramm selling red stoneware pottery and Albrecht offering gourd bowls. The Valle Country Fair is held on the third Saturday in October, which this year is on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The festivities spread out across a large hayfield on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center on NC Highway 194. Admission is free and parking is available in the adjoining field for $10 per car. PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FAIR! The event is produced by Holy Cross Episcopal Church in cooperation with the Valle Crucis Conference Center. Proceeds are used to provide grants to local non-profit organizations, and relief to local families with emergency needs. For more information, contact Holy Cross Church at 828- 963-4609 or visit the Fair on the Web at www.vallecountryfair.org.

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