We are now accepting music and craft vendors for the 2017 Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention! Click HERE to apply!


2016 Craft and Music Vendors:

D. Rickert Musical Instruments
rickertDon Rickert Musical Instruments is a premiere designer and maker of innovative custom and historic musical instruments. Since starting our musical instruments enterprise in 2007, we have dealt primarily in those of the bowed variety (e.g. violins, fiddles and related instruments such as octave fiddles). We have also designed and made a number of fretted instruments along the way: mandolins, parlor guitars, acoustic bass guitars, tenor guitars and the like. Donald Rickert, Ph.D., has been playing, designing, making and modifying stringed musical instruments for more than 40 years. Dr. Rickert is a Professional Member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (designated IDSA).

fancybnjRamsey Banjos are individually crafted from the finest wood and finished to perfection. The inlays are immaculate and the engraving is of the highest quality. Mike uses various rim diameters and other options to individualize his banjos, including fancy inlay, carved heel, and hand rubbed wood finishes. His standard models and options available can be viewed on this website.


Bass Mountain Pottery offers decorative and functional pottery with a unique flare!


Norm’s Farms is at the forefront of one of the most sustainable and exciting new crops: Elderberry. The Norm’s Farms family believes in the sustainable production of healing foods made with natural, simple ingredients–just like the elderberries Norm’s Farms grows.   jam-four-pack2-web-456x456


April Weaver Art makes clay tile wall hangings, barn wood paintings and unique home decor

Charleston TinTypist (Christine Eadie) is one of the few remaining artists who still creates authentic, handmade, tintype photographs for paying customers in her South Carolina studio. Tintypes are old-fashioned looking photographs made on metal plates using the original wet-plate collodion process from the 1850s. Christine uses vintage wooden cameras and brass lenses to make each one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality tintype.  They look exactly the same as the photographs from the civil war period because the process hasn’t changed since then!File_000-2

Wild Field Soaps sells a variety of bath products including hand made bar soaps, bath salts and liquid soaps, along with some related handcrafted items.

Espirit de Ca2016-06-28_12.55.01mp specializes in enameled jewelry and unique “air plant art.”

Eleanor Julia creates Henna – a beautiful and ancientInstaCollage_1460001087000-1 practice of temporarily staining the skin in decorative patterns. The art form has had manifestations in many cultures- some believe Henna is blessed by the goddess of bliss and brings the wearer joy and happiness. Eleanor also offers sparkling Fairy Hair.

splurgeA Little Splurge offers a wide variety of handmade, sewn items including aprons, body wraps, purses and much more.

Stank Weasel is a collective of go-getters whose goal is to promote sustainable self-IMG_6138 copyexpression. They will be at this year’s Hoppin’ John selling their belt bags, messenger bags and wallets.

Food Vendors:

Shakori Hills Pizza – homemade pizza, New York Style

Shakori Hills BBQ – slow cooked to perfection with traditional sides

The Coffee Barn – coffee, quick breakfast, pastries, sweet treats & Homeland Creamery Ice Cream






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11th Annual Festival!
September 14 - 16, 2017
at Shakori Hills in
Silk Hope, NC
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1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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