FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 +
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
>> 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
>> 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PACK SQUARE PARK
Celebrating our Southern Appalachian Foodways goes way beyond the chef and farmer…the Artisans that make the cookware to the creatives that wax poetry of their favorite food are just as vital – they are who we celebrate in this year’s Artisan Makers Market at Pack Square! Open to the public this culinary inspired market is free to explore and will have 13 curated artisans to explore and interact with – along with our own live t-shirt printing at the Chow Chow Merch tables.
Check out the vendors below and visit them FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY, where they’ll remain open alongside our Food Truck Rodeo, for Asheville Ballet’s evening performances both Friday + Saturday night!
Corry Blanc is the founder and owner of Blanc Creatives, a kitchenware + barware brand known for its tried-and-true line of carbon steel cookware, barware, cutlery, garden tools, grilling tools, and more. Based in Waynesboro, VA, Blanc fuses quality materials—like Carbon Steel, Copper, and Walnut, for example—with strong culinary roots to craft enduring products that combine design and functionality. Born and raised in North Georgia, Corry Blanc’s childhood memories are filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of his grandfather’s welding shop. A tinkerer by nature, Corry has always had a deep interest in understanding how things are made, and watched in awe at the care and craftsmanship that went into every hot rod or farm equipment repair. After exploring ceramics in high school, Corry’s foray into metalworking came during a four-year apprenticeship at his uncle’s metal fabrications studio, where he truly fell in love with the craft.
In 2007, looking to carve his own path as an artisan, Corry took his passion to Virginia, where he worked at a local blacksmith studio outside Charlottesville. Here, Corry learned to forge metal, an important blacksmithing skill that went beyond the standard fabrication techniques he was previously taught. A quick study, he went on to start his first company in 2008, Silver City Iron, which focused on the production of hand forged railings and hardware.
In 2012, started his namesake company, Blanc Creatives. Born from his past experiences and drive to create, Blanc Creatives fuses strong culinary roots and an artistic approach to craft enduring products that combine design and functionality to elevate the culinary experience.
FIREWALKER Hot Sauces
FIREWALKER Hot Sauces
Our Sauces can be found in 100’s of the Best Restaurants in Asheville, NC including those
on the Biltmore Estate and collaborate with Wicked Weed Brewery, Pisgah Brewery, and
Hi-Wire Brewing. I grew up loving spicy foods and searched for a hot sauce with the
perfect combination of heat and flavor. Growing up I remember eating a lot of wings and
sampling hot sauce, but always craving more flavor and heat from Mild to Medium to Hot
and beyond! Good times and great food have been my passion for years, but as I got older
I realized that there was something lacking in most hot sauces I tried: they were barely hot
enough to get my endorphins going or were all heat and devoid of flavor. So, I made it my
mission to create what I had been craving. The results are FIREWALKER Hot Sauces.
Crafted from the freshest natural ingredients to enhance every bite, never to overpower.
We are committed to handmade small-batch production with locally grown produce from
our 3 Farms, creating hot sauces with complex layers and depth to brighten and intensify
your food. We are proud to say that we Never use artificial preservatives, low sodium, non
GMO and no added sugar Yet always Vegan and Gluten Free. I am passionate about
making every meal an adventure. If you feel the same and are ready for a truly dynamic
sauce, lets FIRE-WALK together!
Flora’s primary goal is to make the world a more beautiful place and we work diligently to bring this dream into reality. We offer a wide range of products and services that are inspired by natural landscapes and are meant to help our audience cultivate a lifestyle focused on intention, sustainability and botanical living.
Jess Fager is the creator of Asheville Dragonfly. She has a passion for sewing and embroidery.
She started her business with sewing handbags to sell online. As she learned more and more about the effects of single use plastics on our planet, she wanted to make items that would reduce single use plastic waste. She decided to design and sew reusable produce bags. She bought a small embroidery machine to embroider the tare weight onto the produce bags. This is when her love of embroidery was born. She started embroidering kitchen towels and reusable napkins. She sews bags out of reclaimed fabrics, reusable hankies, roll up grocery bags, utensil carriers, and more. She also offers custom embroidery to local businesses.
Dragonflies are a symbol of new beginnings. Every scrap piece of fabric that turned into a bag and every towel or napkin embroidered gets a new beginning. But for Jess, deciding to do what she loves and live where she feels the most at home is the most important new beginning.
LOOM Imports is an artisanal home goods company, based in Asheville, NC.
We work directly with master craftspeople in rural & Indigenous communities around the world, designing collections of custom rugs, textiles, hand crafted home goods & accessories.
LOOM’s goal is to make sure that traditional handmade techniques are not lost to history & continue to thrive & evolve with modern needs & styles, all while
providing stable & sustainable jobs in underrepresented communities.
LOOM offers made-to-order commissions, along with curated collections of kitchen, home & gift items.
Macon York is an artist and letterpress printer in Hendersonville. She creates a colorful and vibrant line of nature-inspired letterpress paper goods out of her letterpress studio on her homestead.
The Moonrise Project puts the sustainability message of Diamond Brand Gear into action. The fabric we use for our American Boro and Rescue series would normally be destined for the landfill; instead we save it and repurpose it into unique handcrafted items. From unused cutting room scraps to old canvas wall tents, we see beauty in these materials and want to give them new life and new meaning. We hope you like what you see!
Poetry On Demand
Poetry On Demand
Poetry On Demand by Eddie Cabbage has been a staple of the Asheville Art,Music and Craft Beer scenes since he began typing custom poems for locals and tourists on his vintage typewriters in 2013. You can typically find him along the AVL Ale trails, or setup at a myriad of locations across the country at different times of the year in his ever evolving adventures. Just give Eddie any subject and within a couple minutes he will type,read,sign and deliver to you, an original piece of art.
Well Seasoned Table
Well Seasoned Table
Sarah and her husband live on a beautiful 10-acre farm just outside of Asheville, in Candler (Hominy Valley), NC. Their property has been in her family for over 100 years. Sarah has a degree in Ecology & Environmental Biology from UNCA. This is when her love of farming & wildcrafting really began. In 2014 she started Well Seasoned Table, a seasoning company that grows, wildcrafts, and locally sources 80% of the ingredients that go into their products. Well Seasoned Table was recently featured in Edible Asheville, and Taste of the South Magazine just named Well Seasoned Table one of the top 50 Influential Tastemakers in the South.
Sow True Seed
Sow True Seed
Sow True Seed is a small, dedicated employee-owned cooperative committed to making gardening approachable for everyone. We provide high-quality, open-pollinated seeds in support of sustainable food production and regenerative agriculture. We strive to help our customers cultivate a sense of empowerment and connection in an era of disengagement from nature, food, and community. We’re proud to call Asheville, North Carolina home.
Meet Spice Witch. The daughter of a magician and a culinary expert, Sabrina created Spice Witch to spread joy, magic, and inspiration in your kitchen. But Spice Witch isn’t just about cooking; it’s an invitation to savor the rich experience of life and delight in the everyday. Asheville based, female owned company is the hot new kid on the block to the Asheville food scene. Don’t miss this booth.