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Natural Bridge Artisan Festival August 18-20 features handmade Appalachian art, Jewelry and crafts

The 2017 Natural Bridge Artisan Festival is set for Aug. 18-20 at beautiful Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Slade.

There will be handmade jewelry, wood and metal crafts, local Appalachian paintings and photography for sale. Booths open at 11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and close at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the booths are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be music on Saturday and Sunday as well as square dancing, hiking, kayaking and swimming at the park. A quilt show is scheduled for Sunday in the lobby of Hemlock Lodge where guests can enjoy looking at some beautiful quilts while you wait to have lunch.

For more information about the festival, visit the Natural Bridge Artisan Festival Facebook Page

Natural Bridge State Resort Park is home to one of the larger natural arches in the state and is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Natural Bridge offers lodging, cottages, a restaurant and campground. Hiking trails and other recreational opportunities are available. For more information about the park call 1-800-325-1710 or visit www.parks.ky.gov

Natural Bridge State Resort Park is 52 miles southeast of Lexington and 2 miles off the Mountain Parkway at Slade, exit 33.

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