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Posted on: November 21, 2019

37th annual Country Christmas Craft Show set for Thanksgiving weekend

A Bristol tradition will continue Thanksgiving weekend as the 37th annual Country Christmas Craft Show gets underway at Viking Hall with more than 100 booths brimming with handmade holiday decorations and items perfect for gift giving.

Vendors will arrive from as far away as Minnesota, bringing with them a wide array of quilts, Christmas ornaments, stained glass decorations, crocheted items, herbal extracts, and more, said Show Director Daisy Carroll. Bow tree toppers that sold out last year will be back, she said, as will the rustic wooden reindeer that have been popular for many years.­­

“And if you need a new wreath for your door, we’ve got that, too,” Carroll said. “Of course, we always have a children’s craft table where the kids can make an ornament for free. That’s a really popular item and something everyone looks forward to.”

The event is sponsored by the City of Bristol, Tennessee’s Department of Parks and Recreation and will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 1, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5, but children 12 and under are admitted free. Those attending are invited to bring non-perishable food items for donation to Second Harvest Food Bank.

For more information, contact Angie Rutherford at 423-764-3463 or go to the show website at

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