Thousands of visitors are expected on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, Va., this weekend for the 42nd annual Home Craft Days Festival, which wraps up Sunday evening.
Celebrating the rich music, culture and artistry of Southwest Virginia, the festival features demonstrations of weaving, pottery making, grist milling, wood crafting, basket weaving, broom making, quilting, tatting and more. Additionally, more than 200 crafters and artists will be selling and demonstrating traditional Appalachian mountain folk arts. Festival goers can purchase freshly pressed apple cider from local orchards, locally grown fall vegetables and freshly ground corn meal in addition to festival foods ranging from traditional home cooking to international offerings.
This year's event features the addition of an outdoor performance stage, allowing the festival to expand its lineup of premier old-time, folk, traditional and gospel bands.
Home Craft Days will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.comments powered by Disqus