Celebrate Labor Day at the 12th annual Folk Pottery Show & Arts Festival Saturday, September 5. It will run from 10 AM-4 PM at the Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC). Admission to the festival, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and other areas will be free
Festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful pottery and artwork of 20 different vendors and northeast Georgia folk potters, whose tents will be spread across the lawn of the SNC campus. In the Community Hall, visitors will find the Festival’s raffles prizes.
This year’s festival features the blue grass, gospel and old time music of Bittersweet, a local foursome.
The Folk Pottery Museum is currently featuring the work of Mike Craven, a legendary Gillsville-based potter, whose family’s folk pottery traditions date back to the early 1700s. It is a retrospective exhibit of Craven’s work from 1970 to present.
Additionally, the African-American Heritage Site and the Cultural Center, located on the SNC campus, will welcome visitors. The Heritage Site features a restored slave cabin from the northeast Georgia mountains. It will be staffed by docents along with a blacksmith demonstrating on an open forge. In the Cultural Center, festival goers may visit the local history museum and two gallery shops featuring work by northeast Georgia artists in a variety of media.
Ensuring the safety of visitors and vendors is an important element of the festival. While the festival is free, all visitors must check-in at the entrances to the festival grounds. Temperatures will be checked and contact information will be recorded. Food will not be available to purchase; however, the festival program will list local restaurants. Hand sanitizer stations will be located across the grounds. Public spaces, such as restrooms, will be regularly sanitized. Social distancing is recommended, and masks are encouraged.
For more information visit www.folkpotterymuseum.com or call 706-878-3300.