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Short Mountain Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend
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Short Mountain Arts & Crafts Festival is coming to Short Mountain Distillery this weekend to celebrate music, food, spirits and crafts from local artists and musicians.

The distillery will be open to tastings and cocktail classes with four tours throughout the day on Saturday, Aug. 31. Short Mountain Distillery focuses on moonshine and other spirits made on the property which will be available for purchase.

A variety of crafters and artists will be setting up booths outside the distillery. Leather crafting, woodworking, candle making, vinyl art, jewelry and other types of arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Artisans will be working on live paintings and airbrushed pieces during the event with those booths providing a hands-on experience.

Over 60 food and craft vendors will be on site. Food vendors include Crazy Daisy Deli, Nanny & Papa’s, Angela’s Pork Rinds, Roots Coffee and more. 

Live music will be playing all day. Bluegrass and folk music by five bands from around the region will be playing on the main stage and restaurant porch beginning at 11:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. Bands include East of Nowhere Music, the James Stembridge Family Band and Zone Status.

Tours will take place inside Short Mountain Distillery, ending in cocktail classes. The bar and restaurant will be open offering seated meals or bagged lunches, as well as an open bar outside to purchase beer and other beverages. 

The Short Mountain Arts & Crafts Festival will be Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Short Mountain Distillery in Cannon County.

Browsing through the arts and crafts fair is free while tours of the distillery, tastings and cocktail classes will be an extra fee for persons over 21. Tours are $10 plus tax while mixology classes are $20 plus tax with both including tastings. All ages are welcome to attend.