Shop Locally -- we have so many talented artisans selling their work at this year’s Winterfest! The 28th Annual Winterfest Festival will be held December 3 & 4, 2022, from 10AM to 5PM on Saturday and 11AM to 5PM on Sunday, featuring more than 30 local artisans and vendors offering a wide variety of art, crafts and goods. The first Winterfest was designed as a year-end showcase of local artisanship and creativity, in time for local residents’ holiday shopping, many of whom always had a policy of buying locally made handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Twenty-seven years later, Winterfest remains the best opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of handmade, local, unique gifts all offered at one place and close enough to Christmas to get some authentic gift buying done.
Winterfest has been a long running community gathering event. Back before there was any heat in the old barn, it was a party as much as a sales event. Winterfest is always a time when people who haven’t seen one another in a while meet to sit down for some lunch, or play with the kids, or wander around the vendor floors together. It’s fun to watch folks having such a good time and getting into the holiday spirit at Winterfest – it’s a true community event.
Festival of Trees & Wreaths is also returning. The Art Center has partnered with Floyd businesses and organizations to celebrate the holiday season and also encourage shoppers to visit local outlets for gifts, decorations, and food for the season. The Annual Festival of Trees and Wreathes runs through December 4th. Each pre-decorated, tabletop holiday tree or wreath will be on display at Winterfest, with the final silent auction bidding for visitors to win a tree to take home for the holidays finishing Sunday, Dec 4th.
The Art Center invites everyone to attend this longest-running, signature event, admission is free. There’s something to do at Winterest for the whole family, with the tremendous shopping opportunities for amazing handmade goods.
The Winterfest Café will again be a significant element of the offerings