Vendor deadline approaching for Appalachian Lifestyle Festival

By Downtown Waynesville Association | Apr 11, 2017
Courtesy of: Downtown Waynesville Association In 2016, the Olde Time Music boys got into the spirit of Appalachia in Downtown Waynesville by wearing custom creations by the Smoky Mountain Knitting Guild.

The Downtown Waynesville Association is seeking heritage-themed vendors for the seventh annual Appalachian Lifestyle Festival, which will take place Saturday, June 10, 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 selling handmade Appalachian art and crafts such as blacksmithing, leatherworking, quilting, weaving, pottery, wood working/carving, jewelry, painting and 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, beekeeping and food preservation.

Vendors interested in exhibiting personal collections of antique items such as tools, household items, quilts, tractors, wagons, pre-1940s cars and etc. are also being sought for participation.

If interested in being a part of this celebration of Appalachian traditions, contact the Downtown Waynesville Association at 456-3517 to request an application or visit the event calendar at

Applications will be accepted until April 28.