Kingsport’s Christmas Connection, sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, will celebrate 33 years of arts and crafts Friday, Nov. 2, from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov, 3, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Civic Auditorium located on Fort Henry Drive next to Dobyns-Bennett High School.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The Civic Auditorium will be filled with hand-made clothing, floral arrangements, pottery, jewelry, delicate woodworking, Christmas ornaments, baked goods, toys, watercolors, paintings, figurines, baskets, candles, tapestries, heated pillows, needlework, dolls and much more. This year, courtesy of Bubba’s Book Store, several regional authors will be on hand each day to sign their books. Also on hand this year are the artists from Kingsport’s Senior Artisan Center.
Along with the artists and crafters in the Main Hall, all rooms on the east and west sides 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. Outside, patrons will find that sweet and salty treat, kettle corn, being made fresh all day.
Musical entertainment will be offered throughout the event including Acoustic Encounters, Gerald Sheppard, the Ross Brothers. Acoustic Encounters is an ensemble of local guitar players featuring ‘Chet Atkins’ style arrangements, Gerald Sheppard plays acoustic finger style guitar. The Ross boys will also be back with their energetic old time fiddle and banjo.
For more information or directions to the Christmas Connection, please call 423-392-8414.