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Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center

Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
+1 828-298-7928
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Worth a visit!

You’ll want to stop at the Southern Hihland craft and folk art center if you’re already on the blue... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gatortunor
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Clemmons, North Carolina
A little disappointed

We had planned to go to this show for a while. I can deal with the parking problem, I can deal with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed191145
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Traditional and contemporary Southern Appalachian crafts, including century-old pieces, are displayed in this folk art center, which also houses the first craft shop in the U.S.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“on display” (86 reviews)
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Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC 28805
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"museum quality"
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"worth a stop"
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"available for purchase"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You’ll want to stop at the Southern Hihland craft and folk art center if you’re already on the blue ridge parkway anyway. We’ve seen crafters giving interesting demonstrations like marbelizing paper. Theres plenty to look at and admire, especially if your interested in quilts and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned to go to this show for a while. I can deal with the parking problem, I can deal with the ticket price, but the variety of products was disappointing

Thank Ed191145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we live here we visit the Folk Art Center often. It's not just for tourists. The inventory changes frequently. It's always amazing, running into people there, from all over the world.

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always stop to see what is new, find the perfect gift for a special person....and don’t miss going upstairs (a ramp) to see the unique arts and crafts. I was intrigued by the antique pin ball machine that is now a “coffee table” for a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are looking to buy something in the gift shop, or just go to appreciate beautiful workmanship in crafts, this is the place to go. There is a section that is very 'museum-esque' with items that most of us can't really afford to bring...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An extensive and impressive assortment of locally produced art, jewelry, and hand-crafted goods of all kinds. The perfect location for creative souvenir or gift shopping, as well as useful items for your home. Highly recommend when in this area. There are also several hiking trails...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went back three times. We were impressed w how much better the quality was in comparison to the supposed art galleries in Ashville. We dropped bucks here and at their other locations.

Thank Ziggy12780
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been here in years. I always enjoy looking at the different art in the stalls, and bought a beautiful glass Christmas ornament.

Thank BackTooSoon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to drive the blue ridge and as many others found it closed due to weather. We were able to get on long enough to visit the Craft Guild. It was wonderful to see local crafts and be able to buy a souvenir and...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This was a Building which featured many North Carolina crafts in a pretty setting. There was a demonstration of tapestry weaving that I was particularily interested in. Many beautiful things were shown and there was also a shopping opportunity.

Thank cjb43
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Sherry S
12 June 2017|
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There is no cafe.
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Nutmeg809
19 February 2017|
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Response from blouise2016 | Reviewed this property |
Seeing both attractions is certainly doable in one day. Start with the Folk Art Center which is self guided and can be done easily in one hour. From there go NW on the Blue Ridge Parkway and see part of the wonderful... More
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Tamara D
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Response from Farmerhouse | Reviewed this property |
At least two hours. If you are the type that likes to look closely at everything, then maybe three. Very interesting place and lots of nice art pieces. There are many different types of artists on display and some were... More
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