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CALL FOR ARTISTS & CRAFTERS / Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration

The Downtown Waynesville Association is seeking heritage themed vendors for the first annual Appalachian Lifestyle Celebration, Saturday, June 11, 2011 on Main Street. In the interest of protecting and preserving Appalachian traditions, this event will be a celebration of traditional mountain craft, food, and entertainment. Exhibit space will be made available to vendors demonstrating and/or selling handmade Appalachian art and crafts in the areas of basket making, blacksmithing, leatherworking, quilting, weaving, pottery, wood working/carving, painting, etc. In addition to craft vendors, the event is seeking demonstrators for Appalachian life skills such as lumberjacking, butter churning, soap making, storytelling, native plants, and food preservation. Vendors interested in exhibiting personal collections of antique items such as tools, household items, quilts, tractors, etc. are also being sought for participation. If interested in being a part of this new event, download an application or call 828-456-3517.

Submission deadline is April 1, 2011.

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