August 28, 2013

Hoovesray, it is once again time for the annual King’s Mountain Art Fair held in the beautiful redwoods above Woodside.

The Fair is a volunteer-run fundraiser for the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, the Kings Mountain Elementary School, and other cow-munity events and organizations. What’s better than an art fair held in a magical redwood forest? It is a wonderful place for the entire family to enjoy the arts and many fun activities!

Started in 1963 by local residents as a fundraiser to help create a volunteer fire company for the remote Kings Mountain community, the Fair has grown quite a bit in the last 50 years. Arts and crafts featured at the Fair include paintings, sculptures, jewelry, furniture and toys! The booths are arranged around the firehouse and out into the beautiful forest surrounding the site.

To view some of the artists exhibiting at the Fair this year, please see this gallery.

If you would like to make the Fair an all-day event, don’t worry the Kings Mountain Fair has got you covered. The onsite Grill 56 cooks breakfast and lunch served by volunteers and includes some vegan and gluten-free foods. Here’s more information.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the Cookie Booth claims to have the “world’s largest cookies” and all proceeds benefit the Kings Mountain Elementary School.

If the kiddies get restless or plumb tired of looking at grown up art then the Fair has a place for them – Kiddie Hollow, a space just for kids to make their own art projects at booths supervised by students from the Choral Group of Notre Dame High School. Parents have their own space – the Parent’s Retreat – overlooking the area.
There are a lot of ways to get to the Kings Mountain Fair. You can certainly drive to the event, but you can also hike, bike, and even ride your horse to the Fair! Full details on how to get to the Fair (and to check out their activities on Facebook and Twitter) are here.

Hope to see you there this weekend!

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