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Appalachian Center for Craft

Celebration of Craft

Join the Craft Center each spring for the Celebration of Craft open-house event. Enjoy the facilities and grounds while experiencing a fun, educational and entertaining day. Live music, craft demos, kids' crafts, gallery discounts, and more. Admission is free.

The annual Celebration of Craft supports the Craft Center's educational outreach programs, serving more than 3,500 children in the Upper Cumberland region each year.

Bacchanal: A Celebration of Art, Wine & Food
The annual Bacchanal is held in October. It is a scholarship fundraiser for art students attending Tennessee Tech / Appalachian Center for Craft. The event is hosted by Spankies Restaurant in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Enjoy a rousing live auction of art and fine craft, taste extensive selections of wine and beer, and feast on the decadent cocktail buffet.

Holiday Festival
The annual Holiday Festival is the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving Day (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) at the Craft Center and is a perfect kick-off to the holiday season.

Visitors will enjoy an elegant shopping experience with ample parking and accessibility, craft demonstrations, live music, showcase exhibitions, one-of-a-kind gifts, and handmade ornaments. Admission is free.