Berea Craft Festival Returns to Kentucky’s Most Creative Small Town This Weekend
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Berea Craft Festival Returns to Kentucky’s Most Creative Small Town This Weekend

The Berea Craft Festival returns for its 43rd year. Located at the foot of the Pinnacles in Berea—the folk arts and crafts capital of Kentucky—the festival welcomes more than 110 artists and craftspeople from across the country to showcase their work and offer interactive demonstrations.

The Berea Craft Festival will feature pottery throwing, fiber arts, loom weaving, blacksmithing, and other crafts. Some of the on-site artists are returning from previous years, and some are new additions for 2024. Artists include Paul R. Buhrmester of The Burned Gourd, Jill Robertson of Appalachia’s Daughter, and Derek Downing of Designer Baskets By Derek.

Berea is about a two-hour drive southeast of Louisville, so day trippers will be happy to know that the festival will also feature local and regional food vendors, including Pit Stop Grub, Bert’s Speekcheezy and Drea’s Catfish Bucket. This is an all-ages event, and dogs on leashes are also welcome.

Musicians and performers will be crisscrossing the grounds throughout the weekend. Storyteller and violinist Chip Bailey and the quartet Al, Alice, Ruth and Daxson will perform on both Friday and Sunday.

Berea Craft Festival
Fort Indian Theatre
Address: 2047 Big Hill Rd.
Berea, Kentucky

Friday, July 12–Sunday, July 14

$6 for adults
$5 for seniors
Free for children up to 12 years of age