Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival
When: Saturday March 23, 2019 9 am - 5 pm
Plus! Friday Night Preview Party, March 22, 2019 7 - 10 pm
Where: Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Avenue Dr. SE, Hickory, NC
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Friday Night Preview Party
The primary fund-raiser is the Friday Night Preview Party, which offers guests an early buying opportunity, along with Southern fare, cash bar, and live music. It will be held on March 22, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The cost per ticket are $45.00 each which includes admission into the Saturday festival day as well. Tickets for the 2019 Preview Party will be available December 1, 2018.
Early-bird Bonus! Preview Party ticket buyers will be entered in a drawing for $200 in gift certificates to be used at the festival. To be eligible, tickets must be purchased by March 15th. Winner will be announced at the 7 pm opening on Preview Party night.
About the CVPAF
The Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival began in 1998. Its goal was, and continues to be, showcasing the history of Catawba Valley alkaline glazed stoneware and the potters who continually produce this traditional utilitarian ware. Since most potters utilize wood-fired kilns at home sites, information about sales was tenuous, with customers relying on word-of-mouth or post cards. The CVP&AF provided an annual sale where pottery made in Catawba Valley could be purchased. Over the years, development and growth have allowed the Festival to include potters from across the state and the South, as well as dealers offering historical pottery and antiques, providing a context for understanding the history and use of pottery in the South.
Along with the festival, Saturday includes special programming featuring pottery videos, demonstrations and an annual lecture presented by a special guest. The 2019 event marks the 22nd anniversary of the festival! You won't want to miss out on this upcoming year's CVPAF.
The CVP&AF is a non-profit event benefiting the Historical Association of Catawba County in Newton, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove. More than $500,000 has been donated to the institutions over the years.