Village Square Art & Craft Shows

2016 shows

June 18 & 19

August 20 &  21

Everyone loves an art and craft show, and is it any wonder? They are places where color and creativity meet up with talent, skill and originality. Throw in some good food and live music, and you have the makings of a memorable experience.

You will find it all at the Village Square Art & Craft Shows in the cool mountain town of Highlands, NC.

This is our 11th year, and the shows continue to attract new artisans as well as many loyal shoppers.

One show favorite is Amy Wald, who fashions large, artistic picture frames out of branches and slabs of wood that surround amazing wildlife paintings and are perfect for a mountain cabin.

You will find  teas, lotions, candles, baskets, children's and doll clothing, children's books, canvas hats & bags, photography, log or slab benches/tables, hand-made knives, and more. Sponsored by the Macon County Art Association, there are many fine art originals and prints to choose from. Just check out the picture gallery to see some of the exciting products you will find there. The show features only local and regional artisans. With around 62 vendors you will be sure to find something special.

NOTE: New venue in 2016!  Beginning this year the shows will be held in Highlands (Bryson's) Plaza on Hwy. 106 (the Georgia road) just 2 blocks from Main Street. The plaza has several restaurants as well as a grocery store and the ABC store.

There is lots of on-site festival parking, which is accessible only from Spring Street! Please follow the signs. There is also parking at Regions Bank on Spring St.

In June the music on Saturday will be provided by singer Reid Soria, and on Sunday singer-songwriter Jim Lord ( will be on his acoustic guitar.

Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. Children and dogs are welcome!

For more information contact show coordinator Cynthia Strain at Mill Creek Gallery & Framing (828) 787-2021, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Check out our facebook page (Highlands Village Square Art & Craft show) too. And be sure to visit MCAA’s wonderful Uptown Gallery in downtown Franklin, NC when you can: