The rich musical and cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia make this region a focal point

of the Appalachian culture. From its beginning, Mountain Empire Community College

recognized the importance of preserving and promoting the unique art and music of the

region. In 1972, the first celebration of mountain culture was realized with the establishment

of Home Craft Days. Since that time, the festival has been an integral part of Mountain

Empire Community College’s longstanding commitment to serve our community.


MECC’s Home Craft Days features musicians and artisans from throughout Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee, and Eastern Kentucky. Demonstrations of weaving, pottery making, grist milling, wood crafting, basket weaving, broom making, quilting, tatting and much more are offered, along with musical performances throughout the three- day event.


The Home Craft Days celebration is held each October on the campus of Mountain Empire

Community College. For more information on the event, contact MECC’s Office of

Continuing Education at (276) 523-7489 or (276) 523-7464 or by email at

Home Crafts Day

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Wise County Tourism

206 East Main Street, Wise, VA 24293


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