Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Historic Rosedale hosts 5th annual Art of Craft festival

Historic Rosedale hosts 5th annual Art of Craft festival

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Historic Rosedale Plantation announces its fifth annual "The Art of Craft" pottery and craft sale and family festival on May 8, 2010. It will be on the 8-acre grounds of Rosedale at 3427 North Tryon Street in Charlotte from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Some of North Carolina's best-known potters will have their wares for sale. Other craftsmen will include a copper craftsman, a wood turner, a drum maker, and a sweet grass basket maker.  Historical re-enactors in costume will be giving demonstrations throughout the day.  There will be free tours of the house and the newly renovated historic garden. Lunch will be available for purchase on the grounds.

Children can experience hands-on historical activities such as a pottery wheel, yarn doll making, and tin punch all day. Also there will be free pony rides, and a Carolina Raptor Center demonstration.

Tickets are available on our web site at

General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and students ages 5-18. Children 4 and under are free.  Family passes are available for $25. Gates open for general admission at 10:00 a.m. and the event continues until 4:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Early access to the pottery and craft show is available by purchasing tickets to a preview breakfast for $75, or $500 for a table of eight.  It will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 

A silent auction featuring a special piece designed for the event by HAT Thompson, and many donated items from artists and collectors will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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