Oct. 13: Hendersonville's Arts & Crafts Bazaar
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In conjunction with the 30th anniversary celebration of Norfolk Southern's railway system, the seventh annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar will take place along Maple Street in Hendersonville on Saturday, October 13. Featuring 70 high-level crafters and artists with pottery, jewelry, and other hand-crafted items, this daylong event lasts from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"The Annual Bazaar in the 7th Avenue District continues to grow and supports our efforts for revitalization in the area," explains Tara Ledbetter, executive director of the Historic 7th Avenue District. "This is our largest event annually and we enjoy the opportunity it gives us to showcase the improvements and additions to our District."
Children can bounce in the STJ bounce house on Maple Street and all can enjoy the music while browsing at the various vendors. The entertainment begins with the Hendersonville Children's Choir at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Step Child Band, Contained Band (Asheville School of Rock), Southern Connection (Clogging Team), Emily Bodley on guitar and vocals, and the Jim Beaver School of Music. Food vendors will be serving dishes on site. Local restaurants like the Underground Bakery, Daddy D. Suber's and the Seventh Avenue Cafe will also be open for a relax dining experience.
Inside the train depot, the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club has arranged for an educational and interactive component to the day. The Exhibit Car features a "Load the Line" game and photo booth. In the game, players try to match freight products with the correct type of railcar in a race against time. Take a photo with a train backdrop or ready information about the history of Norfolk Southern Railway, which celebrates 30 years of keeping the rails safe.
A restored 1926 Pullman passenger car will be displayed on the track behind the depot. In 1971, this car was converted into a mobile museum, viewed by more than 1.5 million people.
Sponsors of this year's bazaar include First Citizens Bank, Sun Trust Bank, Dunlap Construction, WHKP, WTZQ, The Storehouse, and Henderson County Travel & Tourism.
Stroll along the Avenue and Locust Street and enjoy the revitalized historic district of Hendersonville.