The White Oak Craft Fair returns for its 30th year next weekend, offering something of interest for everybody who delights in items and products that are individually designed and hand crafted.

See artists and craft vendors display their beautiful and unique wares along the banks of the East Fork Stones River just down from the Arts Center of Cannon County.

Top craft artisans from throughout the region will offer for sale their original textiles, jewelry, woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, photography, chairs, baskets, ironwork, stained glass and much more.

The White Oak Craft Fair will present an enormous variety of work, all of which is chosen for it excellence and integrity by a highly respected selection panel.

In an age when mass production makes so many things widely available, the White Oak Crafts Fair celebrates the inspiration and skill of the individual maker as well as being an opportunity to appreciate uniqueness.

Although a high percentage of the participants in the show are typically perennial favorites, new exhibitors join the show each year, so there is always something new and fresh for visitors to look forward to.

Continuing this year is a “Children’s Tent” that will offer free children’s activities including face painting, coloring, bubbles, yard games, balloon animals on Saturday and free “make and take” crafts. Also there will be craft artist presentations throughout the fair showing our youngest patrons how crafts are made.

This year the fair will again include a special exhibit in Cannon Hall featuring master basket maker Sue Williams who was just awarded the Tennessee Governor’s Folklife Heritage Award, Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts. Basket weaving is one of the oldest art forms from gathering and preparing the materials to patiently weaving them together into a functional and beautiful design. This is a not to be missed opportunity to watch a master basket maker at work.

Come spend an early fall day in the country at the 30th annual White Oak Craft Fair scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15.

Admission is free with a $3 donation for supervised parking benefiting the Cannon County High School’s Cross Country Team and The Arts Center.

The 30th Annual White Oak Crafts is sponsored in part by White Oak Tennessee, The Arts Center of Cannon County, The Tennessee Arts Commission, and realtor Gregory Goff.

The fair will be at The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville.

For additional information call 615-563-2787 or visit our website at www.artscenterofcc.com.