Attention, lovers of knick-knacks and crafty things! The 44th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair returns October 7, 8 and 9 in Nashville’s Centennial Park. Artists from across the nation will exhibit their handmade craft on the Great Lawn adjacent to the Parthenon, showcasing original artwork from clay, jewelry and leather to wood, glass, painting and more.
Tennessee Craft Fairs (held each Spring and Fall) are the premier outdoor events for artists to showcase and sell their work in an intimate and personal setting. Craft artists connect with the community by demonstrating their craft knowledge and processes. 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 entrance of the Tennessee Craft Fair.
The ever-popular Kids’ Tent, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, will return with hands-on activities for families. Organizational partners will be onsite throughout the weekend sharing a variety of craft techniques.
Volunteers from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, East Nashville Hope Exchange, Frist Art Museum, Hatch Show Print, Nashville Public Library, Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft, Tennessee State Museum and Turnip Green Creative Reuse will guide children through art activities that they can recreate at home using ordinary materials and their creativity.
In addition, family favorite Wishing Chair Productions Puppet Truck will perform Hansel and Gretel on Saturday and Sunday.
In the Demonstration Tent, watch and learn “how it’s made” from the Tennessee Association of Woodturners and the Clay Lady’s Campus. Roger Smith of Culleoka will demonstrate peach pit carving on Friday and Saturday, while 2022 Master Artist Apprentice Program fiber/textile artist M Kelley of Nashville will join the Demonstration Tent on Sunday.
Emerging Makers Tent
The MW Real Estate Emerging Makers Tent is another exciting place to be during the fair! Artists who are just beginning their craft careers or are exhibiting in a craft fair for the first time work together in a group selling environment to support each other in set up, display, sales and customer service.
Fall Tennessee Craft Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more details, maps and event information, please visit tennesseecraft.org/fallfair.