Looking for an easy day-trip with a scenic drive to an arts and crafts show? The Mountain Market for Arts & Crafts, one of the longest running and most popular crafts festivals in the Southeast, might be just what you’re looking for.

The 60th annual arts and crafts show will return to Monteagle Mountain on the last weekend of July in Hannah Pickett Park at 16 Dixie Lee Ave., behind city hall in Monteagle, and organizers say it is the place to find leatherwork, woodwork, metalwork, and ceramics from local and visiting and vendors.

Crafts & food vendors will open for business from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, and again from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28.

Easily found roughly 30 minutes from Tullahoma on Interstate 24 and just two minutes from the exit, this special “diamond anniversary” event will feature more than 100 booths, artisan demonstrations, prizes and giveaways and activities for children. 

New this year are painting, felting, and candlemaking workshops.

Admission to the market, demos, and activities is free. Workshops will have an associated fee to cover supplies and the workshop leader’s time.

Visitors may park in the grassy strip between city hall and DuBose Conference Center.

This event is organized annually by the South Cumberland Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the event, call SCCC at 931-924-5353 or email info@southcumberlandchamber.com.

For additional information, also find Mountain Market for Arts & Crafts on Facebook.