The Berea Craft Festival returns to Kentucky’s most creative small town this weekend

The Berea Craft Festival returns for its 43rd year. Located at the base of the Pinnacles in Berea – the Folk Arts and Crafts Capital of Kentucky – the festival welcomes more than 110 artists and craftspeople from across the country to display their work and offer interactive demonstrations.

The Berea Craft Festival will feature pottery throwing, fiber arts, loom weaving, blacksmithing and other crafts. Some of the featured artists return from previous years, and some are new additions in 2024. Artists include Paul R. Buhrmester of The Burned Gourd, Jill Robertson of Appalachia’s Daughter, and Derek Downing of Designer Baskets By Derek.

Berea is about a two-hour drive southeast of Louisville, so day-trippers will be happy to know that the festival will also feature local and regional food vendors, including Pit Stop Grub, Bert’s Speekcheezy and Drea’s Catfish Bucket. It’s an event for all ages and leashed dogs are also welcome.

Musicians and performers will roam the grounds throughout the weekend. Storyteller and fiddler Chip Bailey and the quartet Al, Alice, Ruth and Daxson will perform both Friday and Sunday.

Berea Craft Festival
Indian Fort Theatre
2047 Big Hill Rd.
Berea, KY

Friday 12 July–Sunday 14 July

$6 for adults
$5 for seniors
Free for children 12 and under

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