The Big Crafty revives the tradition of the community bazaar, a lively celebration of handmade commerce, featuring local food, beer, music, and fine wares from a juried group of select indie artists and crafters.
We’re honored to have been voted Best Arts/Crafts Fair in the annual Mountain Xpress readers’ poll for the 10th year in a row! (Thanks, Asheville!)
Our guiding principle is that buying handmade is good for the community, and our aim is to make doing so fun.
Our free and fun for all ages events are held twice annually in the heart of beautiful Asheville, NC. We extend warm welcome to Asheville's rich pageant of basement and backyard artists, its juried prize-winners, and those who delight in them.
We're grateful for the hearty support of the entire community, but we particularly want to thank the Asheville Art Museum for their ongoing support of The Big Crafty and for their 60+ years of promoting a creative and culturally-vibrant Asheville.