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2019 Vendors so far:

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!



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.

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


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.

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

13th Annual Festival!
September 12 - 14, 2019
at Shakori Hills in
Silk Hope, NC
Find Us

1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd
Pittsboro, NC 27312