Due to the ongoing pandemic and recommendations from local officials, the 2021 Festival has been canceled. Potters and vendors will be contacted in the coming days. Guests with tickets that carried over from 2020 will be contacted as soon as possible. We look forward to our 25th year and we will see you all in 2022.
The Historical Association of Catawba County and the North Carolina Pottery Center are hosting the 24th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival (CVPAF) on Friday, April 9th and Saturday, April 10th 2021 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, North Carolina. Friday evening will consist of a special Preview Party and an early sales opportunity from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The Saturday show will welcome the public from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The goal of the CVPAF is to bring together traditional potters and dealers to create a quality show that will celebrate our region's pottery heritage, one of North Carolina's most treasured cultural resources. The mission of the CVPAF is to foster an educational event where the public may learn about traditional North Carolina pottery, within the wider context of Southern pottery, and to provide an opportunity to purchase, collect, and study this unique cultural resource through contact with working potters and knowledgeable pottery dealers.
Check out this great video of what you will see at the Catawba Valley Pottery Festival!
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