The 40th annual Valle Country Fair returns to the Valle Crucis Conference Center Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 20th.

The overgrown church bazaar, sponsored by the Church of the Holy Cross, is an authentic harvest-season community celebration that revolves around quality hand-made crafts with more than 160 exhibitors, home-cooked food and mountain music.

There will be activities for the kids, including pumpkin bowling and pie eating contests.

Admission is free and parking is $10 per car.

All proceeds from the fair go to local nonprofits and for relief to families with emergency needs in Watauga and Avery counties.

For more information, visit ValleCountryFair.org.