Our Festival is the perfect time for you to escape for a day to our 600-acre creative sanctuary and enjoy the art, artists, and autumn scenery while helping to support the center’s residency program and nature preserve.
Combining world-class art and the great outdoors, the Great ARTdoors Festival will offer hayride tours of the artist-in-residence studios, giving unique visits with distinguished artists from Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and Ireland. On the Hambidge grounds will be art installations and demonstrations.
We've got plenty of live music in store, including toe-tapping, thigh-slapping bluegrass by Oliver Rice & the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys, along with the arresting indie folk tunes of Lily & The Tigers, and the melodious folk jazz of Kate Schutt (a current Hambidge resident). Hambidge will be serving up plenty of fresh local food & beverages, featuring an old-fashioned pig roast. Enjoy an invitational show & sale of pottery and hand-made wares, U-do-Raku (glaze your own pottery to keep), artist talks, native plant sale and activities for children of all ages.
$10 Advance tickets online, $15 at the door,
free for children under 12
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM