Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. A unique feature of Tennessee Craft Fairs requires artists to be on-site. While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft.
In addition to the array of high quality craft, visitors enjoy fun hands-on activities in our Kids’ Tent, food from area vendors and demonstrations from artisans aimed to educate as they create pieces in front of your eyes.
Serving approximately 50,000 visitors, the Fall Tennessee Craft Fair is the largest craft fair of its caliber in the region. It is one of two signature fairs, held each spring and fall. Tennessee Craft continues to motivate and galvanize future generations of craft artists and collectors through valuable year-round programming including educational workshops, opportunities to showcase handcrafted work, mentoring, workshops, and scholarships. Purchasing artisan work forges a personal connection between the makers and the public. Visitors enjoy learning what inspires each artist as they transform clay, wood, metal, glass and other mediums into fine craft.
Tennessee Craft fairs cultivate emerging craft artists and educate the public on various craft processes. Attendees explore work by up-and-coming makers in the Emerging Makers Tent and watch regional artisans creating new artwork in the Demonstration Tent. Another popular place is the Kids’ Tent, where young artists have a space to create “hands-on” craft similar to exhibiting artists. With innovative partners such as the Frist Art Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; Conexión Américas, Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck, and Turnip Green Creative Reuse, fair-goers are impressed by the depth and breadth of the creative energy permeating Middle Tennessee. Support the craft economy and engage in a community experience like no other!