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Kings Mountain Art Fair returns to the forest

After two virtual years during the pandemic, the 59th annual event drew crowds on Labor Day weekend

Families explore the Kings Mountain Art Fair in Woodside on Sept. 3, 2022. Photo by Vivian Cromwell.

The Kings Mountain Art Fair returned to its bucolic setting among the redwoods this Labor Day weekend, holding in-person festivities following a two years of going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now in its 59th year, proceeds from the juried art fair support the Kings Mountain Elementary School and the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, which responds to over 300 calls per year, according to fair volunteer Erin Baumgartner.

Local residents started the event in 1963 as a fundraiser to help create a volunteer fire department for the remote Kings Mountain community. The first fair, held in a red barn, featured mostly local artists and raised $50, organizers said.

Photos by Vivian Cromwell.

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Kings Mountain Art Fair returns to the forest

After two virtual years during the pandemic, the 59th annual event drew crowds on Labor Day weekend

by Almanac staff / Almanac

Uploaded: Thu, Sep 8, 2022, 11:35 am

The Kings Mountain Art Fair returned to its bucolic setting among the redwoods this Labor Day weekend, holding in-person festivities following a two years of going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now in its 59th year, proceeds from the juried art fair support the Kings Mountain Elementary School and the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, which responds to over 300 calls per year, according to fair volunteer Erin Baumgartner.

Local residents started the event in 1963 as a fundraiser to help create a volunteer fire department for the remote Kings Mountain community. The first fair, held in a red barn, featured mostly local artists and raised $50, organizers said.

Photos by Vivian Cromwell.

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Bill
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Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Sep 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm
Bill, Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
Registered user
on Sep 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm

Vivien Comwell's photographs of the 2022 Kings Mountain Art Fair are excellent. I appreciate the
artistic view of her photographs.


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