For the past 9 years, I have been doing only 1 publicly produced fair.  The Valle Country Fair is the third Saturday in October.  I've done this show almost from it's conception and it is still one of my favorites for cool mountain fall color. Plan to come early to avoid traffic. Late comers will probably miss out on all the best deals.

I've been saying it for several years, but this might actually be my last year at Valle Crucis.  I have done the show since 1985, (at least!) with only 2 years missed for family reasons.  It's so hard to say I won't go again after a fulfilling day of interacting with the public, but harder and harder to push myself to get ready and shlep everything up the mountain..... We'll see.