A couple of my amazing finds at the festival are pottery by McNeill's Pottery and hand carved wooden utensils by a local couple out of Floyd. :) Yep, we drove all the way to NC and bought something that was made here in Floyd. :)
We actually use to be able to purchase the utensils at the local gas station, but i haven't seen them in a while. The prices are crazy low. i got the two larger utensils for $1 each, and the smaller ones are 2 for $1.
There were all kinds of neat vendors at the fall festival. i forgot to take my camera, and only took the one picture of the kids with my phone. The Autumn Leaves Festival is held each fall in downtown Mount Airy and showcases the rich musical heritage, such as Old-Time, Blue Grass and Gospel performed by local musicians on the downtown stage. The unique arts & crafts of more than 200 craftsmen line the streets with many demonstrating their talents and skills passed down through the generations.
The festival began as a celebration of the end of the tobacco and apple harvesting season over 45 + years ago. Now, it's a celebration the breathtaking fall season that is upon us. Through the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors (nearly 200,000 people will frequent the streets of Mount Airy over the three day weekend) to enjoy the true flavor of rural America and its distinctive character, rich heritage and scenic beauty.
This is one of our favorite festivals to visit, and we look forward to coming here each fall to find new and unique treasures by local artists.