Pottery Festival

The 36th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th

at Seagrove Elementary School

528 Old Plank Road, Seagrove, NC 27341

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Auction held Sunday, November 20nd at 4:00 p.m.

     The areas finest potters have assembled for 35 years to allow the pottery lovers to attend the Annual Pottery Festival event, seeing gorgeous colors and styles of pottery – all in one place.  The festival includes over 120 area potters and traditional craft people that make Seagrove’s colonial cottage industry one of the largest collections in the United States.  Whether you are a first time attendee or a well-seasoned veteran, you are sure to find that special gift or unique one-of-a-kind treasure.  

     The talented potters and craft people, supporters, sponsors, volunteers, and the staff of the Museum of North Carolina Traditional Pottery would like to thank everyone that has made this a growing and continuing tradition for all to enjoy.  We welcome you to attend this year’s Festival and take in the potters’ and craftsmens’ newest creations.  Come enjoy the family style educational activities, craft demonstrations, local food varieties, and good fun.  This is an event you don’t want to miss!

History

     The first annual Seagrove Pottery Festival was held on Sunday, November 21, 1982 from 1 to 8 PM.  Local potters joined together to hold a pottery festival to promote tourism for the surrounding pottery community.  The idea was very successful.  Over the years, the Festival has grown in size and aopted new educational activities.

     The Festival has always been held at the Seagrove Elementary School gymnasium.  As the popularity of the event grew, along with the number of participating potters, the number of booths required outgrew the gym.  To accomodate the growing number of participants, a large tent was incorporated to handle the increased Festival size.  Currently the gym and tent are used to house the vendor booths of both potterys and crafts.  In 2001 (the 20th Annual Festival), the Festival was made into a two day event and is now held on both Saturday and Sunday.

     The Seagrove Pottery Festival was recognized as one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Special Thanks

     The Museum of North Carolina Traditional Pottery would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that have made this event possible.  Your commitment to supporting our area is greatly appreciated!