Six artisans from Ashe County made the cut and earned invitations to the year's Valle Country Fair.

The Ashe Post and Times reports woodturners Barbara and Willie Houck from Crumpler, painter Lindsay Carroll from Fleetwood, wood artist Barbara Greenberg from Grassy Creek, Lansing residents and glass/flower artists Dianne and John Baker, Todd metalworker Thomas Wooten, and woodcraftsman Joe G. Howard from West Jefferson, will all be a part of the 43rd Valle Country Fair Saturday October 16 in Valle Crucis.

More than 120 art and crafts booths are featured during the event, and all must pass through a competitive jury selection process to be invited.

The Valle Country Fair is held on the third Saturday of October - this year on October 16, and spreads out across a large hay field on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center on NC Highway 194.

Admission to the Fair is free and parking is available in the adjoining field for $10 per car.

ATM machines are available. No pets allowed.

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