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2018 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).

Carolina Banjo Company

Ryan Navey’s goal is to make artistic, beautiful and inspiring instruments that sound and feel as good as they look. Carolina Banjo Company’s banjos are hookless: free of hooks, bolts, nuts and metal tension hoops, making them lightweight and comfortable to play. The tone is clear, rich and full at any fret, resonant and mellow and work well with any type of string. Old World craftsmanship, handmade in Midland, North Carolina!

 

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Earth & Iron Pottery offers decorative and functional pottery with a unique flare! They are a family run small business, based in the heart of North Carolina. We create unique pieces with glazes that are all lead-free and food safe.

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 jam-four-pack2-web-456x456sustainable production of healing foods made with natural, simple ingredients–just like the elderberries Norm’s Farms grows.

Espirit de Camp  is artist, Amy Brown Salter’s newest collection of jewelry that reflects her commitment to using post-consumer and re-purposed metals, including silver and copper. She integrates her own handmade paper and copper beads that she creates using torch fired glass enamels. Each piece is a unique, one of a kind creation.

The Sunny Spot

Handmade displays and planters for air plants and succulents. Made from local grapevine, driftwood, ceramics, and upcycled/repurposed materials. Made for desktops, windowsills, wall display, and hanging. Our displays and planters add to the beauty and interest of your plant, and create a sunny spot of happiness!

 

FB_IMG_1496497853930Estimated Dyes creates shirts, tapestries and more in the retro fashion art that never goes out of style!

Little Bee Drinkwater Soaps
hand crafts soaps made from vegetable glycerine, African Shea butters and organic oils, using essential oil blends reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. They also offer handcrafted jewelry and potion bottles to hold their essential oil blends. Check out, also, their mini-garden designs crafted with with poured cement.
GumCha4Health is part of a Pittsboro nonprofit with a fair trade program in West Bengal, India, where our nursing school family partners weave Gumchas – a 100% cotton fabric art that has been hand-loomed in the service area area for thousands of years. Gumchas are made by subsistence farmers in the rural villages of the nonprofit healthcare training program’s service area. The G4H program triples the weavers’ incomes, saves their art form from dying out, and allows more families to send their children to school.
Amber Walden will be showcasing and selling her original paintings & charcoal/pastel drawings on paper, canvas, plexiglass and basically any surface that can be drawn on or painted. Some pieces are framed, some are not. She also offers her landscape photography.

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