Christmas Connection!

37th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair to be held November 11-13 at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium

Kingsport’s Christmas Connection, a free admission event and open to the public, is sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. It’s celebrating 37 years of arts and crafts in 2016 and is held in the Kingsport Civic Auditorium, located at 1550 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport.

Friday             Nov. 11             12 Noon – 6 PM
Saturday        Nov. 12             10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday           Nov. 13             12 Noon – 5 PM

Christmas Connection is an ongoing favorite staple in the community and region.  It is a very well established cultural event in Kingsport, hosting the region’s best arts and crafts vendors. The Civic Auditorium will be filled with holiday wreaths & floral arrangements, primitive & country crafts, Christmas ornaments, pottery, stained glass, woodcrafts, handmade soaps and lotions, fabric crafts, needlework, doll clothing, jewelry, dichroic glass, handmade greeting cards and paper art, leather crafts, basketry, paintings, figurines, candles, baked goods and much more!

Continuing in the 2016 show, courtesy of Bubba’s Book Store, several regional authors will be on hand each day to sign their books – a truly unique item for anyone in your family. Look for them in the Civic Auditorium West Room.  Also joining us again this year are the artists from Kingsport’s Senior Artisan Center. Make sure to stop in the Civic Auditorium History Room and check out their beautiful crafts.

Outside, patrons will find kettle corn, being made fresh all day. Favorite fried food items will also be available for purchase at the parking lot entrance.  The Christmas Connection Café will be serving up country favorites on Saturday like homemade soup beans & cornbread.  And don’t miss all the yummy baked goods at the entrance provided by the Kingsport Ballet and Suzuki Talent Education.

The holidays are fast approaching and this is an excellent opportunity to grab some holiday cheer, support master craftsmen and find unique gifts and treasures. Shoppers can spend the day shopping inside, out of the weather and amongst quality arts and crafts.

For more information on the Christmas Connection event, please visit and search Christmas Connection or call 423-392-8415.