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Guests at the Fair enjoy the sounds of bluegrass, country and traditional mountain music performed by half a dozen top local bands. (Photo by Ted Moree,)

Craft shopping

Held yearly on the third Saturday of October, the Valle Country Fair is considered "destination shopping" for connoisseurs of fine crafts and for those looking to put one-of-a-kind handmade gifts under the Christmas tree. (photo by Ann Gerber)

corn on the cob

An abundance of harvest-time flavors like roasted corn-on-the cob and homemade Brunswick Stew are an integral part of the Valle Country Fair, held each October on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center. (Photo by Ted Moree.)

stirring apple butter

The Apple Butter Boys cook apples, sugar and spices down into thick, sweet apple butter. Considered the signature flavor of the Fair, jars of the sweet autumn condiment are a favorite souvenir of the festival. (Photo by Karen Radenbaugh)

Fair Games

Entertainment at the fair includes an activity area for the kids that features face painting, storytelling, pumpkin carving and pumpkin bowling. (photo by Ted Moree)

Crafty Demonstrations

As many as 150 excellent exhibitors have been selected to offer a wide variety of quality handmade items in a range of media. Several artisans can be observed demonstrating their crafts during the day. (Photo by Ted Moree.)

Down in the Valle

A busy tent community is set up in a huge hayfield in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains during the peak of the fall color season. In addition to crafts, guests can enjoy homemade Brunswick Stew and fresh-pressed apple cider. (Photo by Ted Moree.)