Art in Autumn 

Arts & Crafts Festival

A juried art and crafts festival returning for its 15th year on Main Street, Weaverville, NC.

The 15th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place on September 17th, 2022. This much loved event is held on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville.

The festival features over 100 juried artists and craftspeople, and live music. Artists will be juried by our esteemed judge to receive awards of $1000 for best of show, $500 for second place, and $300 for third, as well as 4 $50 honorable mentions.

Weaverville has established itself as a culturally rich destination point, with its now well-established street festival each September. It has earned a reputation for its quaint atmosphere, artistic spirit, and distinctive shops and restaurants.

The annual Art in Autumn festival brings a jovial celebration of community and fine art and craft to the Main Street of this lovely small town.

All are welcome. Admission and parking are free.

Parking lots are located at Weaverville Primary School, First Presbyterian Church, and West Funeral Home

Handicapped parking is available at Weaverville United Methodist Church 

Art in Autumn 2021 featured Justin Rabuck, a distinguished judge from the regional arts and crafts scene.

Justin is the organizer of ‘The Big Crafty’, Asheville’s renowned and beloved local arts and crafts bazaar. He is also the co-owner of  Horse and Hero, a downtown Asheville showcase for boundary-pushing art and craft where people can get connected with local artists, designers and craftspeople for creative projects. We were so thrilled that he participated in the return of Art in Autumn this year!

2021 Entertainment Schedule

10:30 am – Mitch Hampton

12:00 noon – Lillian Chase and Travis Stuart

1:30 pm – One Leg Up

3:00 pm – Steelin’ Time


T-shirts and posters available at the WBA Booth.

Art in Autumn t-shirts and posters featuring this year’s logo will be on sale during the festival. Find them at the Art in Autumn Information Booth, located in front of Prescription Pad of Weaverville, on Main Street.

A limited number of shirts and posters from previous festivals may also be available.  T-shirts from past festivals can be found at Curtis Wright Outfitters throughout the year.

Posters $10

T-shirts $15 ($18 for XXL)

Volunteer with us!

From load-in to break down, the event logistics of Art in Autumn are seamlessly executed by an amazing group of volunteers from the business community as well as the greater Weaverville community. Our goal is to make the artist’s experience in our town as positive as possible.

Each volunteer receives a free Art in Autumn t-shirt in appreciation for their efforts!

Our 2021 volunteer sign ups will be open as soon as we get our applications up and running, and sort out a few more logistics.

After signing up, a volunteer coordinator will follow up with you before the event.