Call for artists to Shining Rock Riverfest

Aug 18, 2014

Organizers of the Shining Rock Riverfest are looking for artists to be vendors at the second annual event, which will be held at Camp Hope from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

All arts and crafts must be handmade and can include sculptures, pottery, clothing, leather, etc. Those who wish to be a part of the event are asked to send an artist bio, photographs, and/or a sample of their work to the Town of Canton, Att: Shining Rock Riverfest, 58 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716. Submissions are due by 4 p.m. Aug. 29.

The Shining Rock Riverfest is a family friendly festival held at Canton's historic Camp Hope along the East fork of the Pigeon River. This year's band lineup includes Soldier's Heart, Bobby G, Indigo, Grits and Soul, Wilhelm Brothers, West Bend, Shiloh Hill, Owners of the Sun and special guests.

There will be local barbecue, handmade craft vendors, children activities and more. Admission is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds from the event go toward the maintenance and repairs at Camp Hope, which is a public resource for all of Haywood County to enjoy for weddings, festivals, reunion, meetings and other events.

For more information, call Canton Town Hall at 828-648-2363 or visit