THIS WEEKEND! – 35th Annual Christmas Connection – Arts & Crafts Fair

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WHEN: (Fri/Sat/Sun) November 7, 8, 9, 2014

WHERE: Kingsport Civic Auditorium 1550 Fort Henry Dr. Kingsport, Tennessee

COST: Free Admission! www.EngageKingsport.com (423) 392-8415

KINGSPORT – Kingsports Christmas Connection, an event sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, is celebrating 35 years of arts and crafts.

This years arts and crafts show will be Friday November 7, Saturday, November 8 and Sunday November 9th at the Civic Auditorium located on Fort Henry Drive next to Dobyns-Bennett High School.

The dates/hours are as follows: Friday November 7, 2014   12 Noon-6pm

Saturday November 8, 2014  10am-6pm

Sunday November 9, 2014  12noon-5pm

Christmas Connection has been around for 35 years because it is a charming old-fashion festival hosting the regions 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, true-to-life baby dolls, jewelry, dichroic glass, handmade greeting cards and paper art, leather crafts, baskets, paintings, figurines, candles, baked goods, and much more!

This year, courtesy of Bubbas 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 Civics West Room.

Also joining us this year are the artists from Kingsports Senior Artisan Center. Make sure to stop in the Civics History Room and check out their beautiful crafts.

Along with the artists and crafters in the Main Hall all rooms on the east side of the facility will be filled to capacity. A bake sale at the entry of the building will feature everything from breads, and cookies to slices of cake and whole cakes and pies and the famous pumpkin rolls. Patrons wishing to purchase any baked goods are urged to come early because these items dont last long, especially the pumpkin rolls. Outside, patrons will find that sweet and salty treat, kettle corn, being made fresh all day. And festive funnel cakes will also be available for purchase at the parking lot entrance. The holiday show is free and open to the public.

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. The Christmas Connection Cafĩ has concessions to enjoy, including mouthwatering homemade soups & cornbread, and favorites like chili, hot dogs, and nachos. Shoppers wont have to lose their parking spot to eat elsewhere. Come visit the Christmas Connection. For more information or directions to the Christmas Connection, please call 423-392-8415.

Admission to this fun-filled, shopping event is FREE and open to the public.