Festival Schedule

 Friday, October 16: Free concert 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Goodloe Center at MECC Campus.

 Saturday, October 17: Vendors open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Sunday, October 18: Vendors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


 There are so many things to do at the 49th annual Home Craft Days Festival. In addition to the two full days of concerts and craft demonstrations, there will scheduled storytelling, and activities for children.





MECC Hosts 49th Annual Home Craft Days Festival

Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College will once again welcome thousands of visitors to the campus this fall for the 49th Annual Home Craft Days Festival held Oct. 16 – 18.

Celebrating the rich music, culture, and artistry of Southwest Virginia, the Home Craft Days Festival features two full days of concerts, craft vendors, and demonstrations of weaving, pottery making, grist milling, wood crafting, basket weaving, broom making, quilting, tatting and more.

According to festival coordinator Mike Gilley, “This annual festival is a homecoming, a chance for family and friends to gather and share our cultural heritage. We are excited to showcase the best of the region’s music, crafts, and food!”

Craft and food vendors will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is FREE to all the festival events. MECC is located on US Route 23 just south of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Parking and shuttles for the festival will be offered at five locations in Big Stone Gap. Shuttle rides are $1 per person at boarding. Locations include:

· Union High School (formerly Powell Valley High School) – Front Parking Lot

· Curbside, Wood Ave, in Front of Food City

· Curbside, Municipal Parking Lot behind Post Office/Federal Building

· Country Inn

· Comfort Inn

Volunteers are needed to assist with festival set-up, refreshments, clean-up and more. If you’d like to volunteer your time, please visit www.homecraftdays.org/volunteer.

For more information on the event, including a detailed schedule of vendors and musicians, visit the Home Craft Days website at www.homecraftdays.org.

2020 Lineup coming soon!

Music begins Friday night in the Goodloe Center with Alice Gerrard and Kay Justice, John McCutcheon, and others! The festival continues under the tent for the weekend. With 30+ Homegrown, Regional & National Acts Performing, this may just be the best musical lineup yet!

Volunteers Needed

Click here to sign up to volunteer at this year’s event!


Craft Vendor Info

Are you interested in being a vendor at Home Craft Days? Check out this page for info on how to become a vendor-partner for this year’s festival.