Many farmers and homesteaders ask me why we moved to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. There are truly so many reasons, but one is the VERY vibrant artisan community that exists here and equally strong in and around Asheville, North Carolina, which is a stones throw away from us here. Today my wonderful husband and lovely daughter surpised me with a trip to the Fiber Arts Festival that is going on right now in Townsend, TN, right down the road from us. I was thrilled to go. For those of you interested in going, it runs through Sunday and you can learn more at http://www.smokymountainfiberartsfestival.org. It was truly a spectacular day meeting artisans from all over the South and also being able to simultaneously tour the Great Smoky Mountain Park Heritage Center with all the old buildings and history on display as the fiber arts festival was woven the entire way through the heritage tour you take at the heritage center.
Take a photo journey of the fiber arts festival with us! Enjoy the blog tour of the 2017 event!