One of our favorite annual events is the Labor Day weekend Kings Mountain Art Fair. This is the 53rd year for the Fair. It is held Saturday, Sunday & Monday September 3, 4 & 5, from 10 am – 5 pm at 13889 Skyline Boulevard. It benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community activities, including the Kings Mountain Elementary School, and is staffed completely by volunteers.
The Art displayed is first class. There are 135+ juried artists. The Art Fair SourceBook of 2015, named it the Number ONE fine art fair in Northern California.
Kiddie Hollow is a dedicated space just for the children located down the hill from the Cookie Booth open 10AM to 4PM. For a small fee children can create their own art at supervised booths including spin, string, straw, and glitter art, among other activities. There is also a Parent’s Retreat overlooking Kiddie Hollow, where the adults can relax while the children play. Kiddie Hollow is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choral Group of Notre Dame High School volunteers to help with the kids.
You can meet local Firefighters at their booth next to the Upper Beverage Booth. There you can learn about the adventures of a volunteer firefighter, the history of the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, or just check your blood pressure. There are free fire protection related items, including a Smokey the Bear coloring book for the kids.
Cookshack serves breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All meals are prepared and served by volunteers. We especially appreciate their menu with an FAQ for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions. In addition, all through the day you can get the kids what are claimed to be the world’s largest cookies. All proceeds from cookie sales benefit the Kings Mountain Elementary School.
Fair admission and parking are free. Please note NO Pets allowed. More information here.