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2017 National Carousel Fine Craft Show
March 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 6 – 9 PM Preview Party with Farm to Table Tastes and Craft Brews $35
Saturday, March 25, 2017 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 12Noon – 5 PM
Kingsport Farmers Market
308 Clinchfield Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
The National Carousel Fine Craft Show honors the handcrafted legacy of the exquisite Kingsport Carousel. Fine Craft Exhibitors will show and sale works of heirloom quality in a wide variety of media including photography, pottery, quilts and fibers, glass and jewelry. Talks and demonstrations are sprinkled throughout the 3 day festival that begins with a Preview Party inviting culinary and music artistry to share the stage.
Preview Party: Farm to Table Tastes and Craft Brews are included in the Friday night $35 ticket. While you shop, enjoy Farm to Table Tastes featuring locally sourced foods prepared by Main Street Pizza and River Creek Farms. Craft Brews and a cash bar will also be available. Music by Gerald Sheppard.
Funds raised by this event will support the programs of Engage Kingsport which include public art programs and economic development and community engagement through the arts. Your preview party ticket includes admission to the Show all weekend where you can enjoy additional shopping, talks and demonstrations.
Friday Night Preview Farm to Table Tastes:
Lamb or Beef Meatballs with Sweet Potato Gnocchi
With fried sage, brown butter
Roasted Spaghetti Squash and Butternut Alfredo
Maple Cremini Mushrooms
Cornbread and Collard Sandwich, Pulled Pork Option
Smoked Gouda, Green Tomato Bacon Jam
Quinoa Power Salad with Winter Greens and Curried Root Veggies
The Show and Sale continue on Saturday and Sunday. Day admission is $3 per person.
Food Trucks and Demonstrations/Talks continue on Saturday and Sunday:
Me & K’s Food Truck — Tacos, hot pastrami, lettuce wraps. Fresh salsa/guacamole/seven layer bean dips.
La Abejita – Tacos, tortas, sopes, burritos, quesadillas, drinks and salads.
Backdraft – Pork, chicken, ribs, beef BBQ.
Foodie Fiction – PHAT Burger, Smoked Brisket Soft Taco, Chicken Soft Taco, Caramelized Kimchi Quesadilla, Mac and Cheese Cubed, Hand-cut French Fries, Drinks.
Fire in the Hole – Wood fired Pizza
Feeding Frenzy – Signature Grilled Cheese with bacon, Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese, Honey Dijon Ham n Cheese, Mac Attack (pulled pork with mac n cheese or artisan bread) Reuben, Hawaiian Pork Grilled Cheese, Spicy Pimento Grilled Cheese, Loaded Potato Salad, Homemade Mac n Cheese, Honey Siracha Fries, Hand cut chips with dip, Bavarian Pretzels (cinnamon sugar or salt with beer cheese or mustard dip), soup, Drinks.
Lil Delights – Fresh squeezed lemonade, Frozen Lemonade, Coffee Mochas, Hot Chocolate, Slusies, Fruit Smoothies, Tea, Nacho and Cheese, Chocolate dipped Cheesecake, Bananas, Strawberries, Hot Fudge and Mixed Berry Sundaes, Kettle Corn and Pork Rinds.
Talks and Demonstrations:
Kipp Brixey – Brixey Studio- pottery
Barbara Bell – Meditative Drawing
Hibbert-Davis Urban Brews & Hibbert-Davis River Brews
Fresh Organic Coffee, Teas, Craft Beers, and Healthy Eating
Josette and Janey Gust
HomeSteep Herbal & JaneyLaughs
AppRidge Chair Caning
Associate Professor in Biological Sciences
K.C. St. Louis
Abingdon Olive Oil Co.
ArtCurious Gallery- pottery wheel
The Main St. Pizza Company & River Creek Farm
Pasta Making 101: Ravioli
Ryan Gothrop – Mobile Glass Blowing
About the Kingsport Carousel: This volunteer-led effort began in 2010 and resulted in a beautifully and lovingly refurbished 1956 Herschell Carousel with 32 hand-carved, hand-painted platform animals along with handpainted rounding boards, birds, butterflies and sweep animals. A beauty to behold and the work of over 300 volunteers. The Kingsport Carousel opened in 2015 and has hosted over 125,000 riders in less than 18 months of operation.