Crafts2021-07-16T14:32:21+00:00

Crafts

The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival offers an unmatched market of rural folk crafts.  More than 50 artisans demonstrate old-time hand skills from tobacco twisting and basket making to blacksmithing and dough tray carving.

The festival is known for presenting the hard-to-find artisans who make and sell crafts not found on the regular craft show circuit.  For many of our craftspeople, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is the only show they do.

Among the craft skills typically featured are:

Walking Stick Making
Mandolin Making
Quilting
Wooden Rake Making
Dough Tray Making
Coppersmithing (Copper Vessels)
Jelly Making
Fiddle Making
Banjo Making
Guitar Making and Repairing
Sock Doll Making
Stick Horse Making
Weaving
Spinning
Vegetable Dyeing
Knife Making
Turkey Call Making
Saddle Repairing
Guitar Making
Scroll Work
Toy Making
Banjo Neck Carving

Cornshuck Doll Making
Birdhouse Making
Knitting
Dulcimer Making
Cane Carving
Tobacco Twisting
Rug Braiding
Rooster Carving
Crocheting
Lye Soap Making
Auto Pinstriping
Distilling
Stone Masonry
Basket Making
Apple Tree Grafting
Blacksmithing
Knife Sharpening
Rail Splitting
Butchering
Leather Working
Rug Hooking

In addition, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival features a unique display of heirloom apples from the region.

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