85 Artisans presenting their handicrafted fine arts and mediums. Free family event. Located at Banner Elk Elementary School. Sponsored by Avery County Chamber of Commerce. The 25th Anniversary Fine Art and Master Crafts Festival welcomes visitors and artists to the quaint one red light town of Banner Elk, located in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains (near mile marker 306) Western North Carolina. Home of Grandfather Mountain and the Linn Cove Viaduct, the last link to the BRP. The Avery County Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the County Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival. Since that time, many seasoned artists have stated that this is perhaps the most successful festival they participate in. A combination of a very limited number of participants, a clientele which appreciates a fine art only type of show, the proper atmosphere and publicity are the ingredients which makes this an ongoing success in 25th year.