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35th Annual Valle Country Fair

The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains at the peak of the fall color season. All monies raised go to fund High Country organizations which serve people in need. Last year more than 10,000 people enjoyed:

35th annual Valle Country Fair, Saturday, October 19

Valle Country Fair - Valle Crucis North Carolina

Crafts, food, mountain music

  • 150 juried fine art & crafts booths
  • Freshly pressed apple cider
  • Hot-out-of-the-kettle apple butter
  • Homemade jams & jellies
  • Brunswick stew, chili, barbecue


  • Valle Crucis Conference Center, NC, Highway 194


  • Free


  • Available adjacent to the fair
  • $5 per vehicle

Date & Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Third Saturday in October (October 19, 2013)

2013 Proceeds to benefit:

  • Children’s Council of Watauga County
  • Circles of the High Country
  • Community Care Clinic
  • Feeding Avery Families, Inc.
  • High Country Women’s Fund
  • Hospitality House
  • Parent-to-Parent Family Support Network of the High Country
  • The Hunger and Health Coalition, Inc.
  • Western Youth Network

Sponsored by Holy Cross Episcopal Church

Please, No Pets

8 Responses to “35th Annual Valle Country Fair”

  • Nate Harris says:

    Hello! We are looking to play at the fair maybe next year! You can hear us and see some photos at our website. Please let us know!
    Sincerely, Nate Harris

  • Rebecca Thompson Bobbitt says:

    This is my favorite event of the year! My husband and I “happened” upon the first Valle Country Fair 35 years ago when we were visiting my grandmother. I immediately fell in love with the (then) quaint festival that had the feel of a bygone era. Over the years it grew so much that it had to be moved to the field across the road. The fair is an annual family tradition, along with the fried chicken dinner and silent auction held at the Valle Crusis Elementary School at the end of the day. So far, we’ve missed only one year, and that was because of an illness. I hear the mountains calling……..

  • susan prickett says:

    Will someone please tell me the name and contact info for the folks who make and sell the felt advent calendars and toys.
    Thanks so much

  • Hello, My name is Tony and I am inquiring about your festival. I have been humbled and honored at the response from my art and I have had many people tell me of your festival and I wish to say I think I have attended when I was a kid. I have tried to find contact info but to no avail. I do whimsical art and tree sculpture…My fb page has everything I have made, posted in some fashion or another…type my name in backwards, Ynot Imagine, and I should pop up. Please let me know if my art fits…I have been told to stay in the finer art realm so I am really trying to find loyal and moral events to support my home state…thank you,

    Tony Underwood

  • Mark Nazimova says:

    I don’t see any news about the 2014 Valle Country Fair, which should be a week away (10/18). Can you tell me if you’re going to hold it this year, and if so if it will be on the 18th? I’m traveling down to the area from New York, and want to know if I should try to swing by. Thanks.

  • Tammy Love says:

    I am interested in vendor info and application for this year’s event.
    Thank you

  • John Barrett says:

    What are the dates for the festival this year, 2015?

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