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Lake Placid Country Fair
  • The fair is held every year on the Saturday and Sunday of the first full weekend in February
  • There are over 200 arts and crafts booths and plenty of food and entertainment
  • Many local artists and craftsmen exhibit their work at Lake Placid Elementary School

Thousands of folks make plans to visit Lake Placid for the Country Fair, immortalized in this large mural at the crossroads of town---Interlake Boulevard and Main Street.

It's been over three decades since a small group of art enthusiasts created the Country Fair to show off their work.  Mr. and Mrs. Cole Danley were the driving force behind the fair.  The Coles proposed something like the fair they attended in Burnsville, N.C.  Their proposal won local support and the Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Association was formed.

The first Country Fair was held only steps from this mural, on the front lawn of the Woman's Club on Main Street.  As the fair grew, it soon spread out over Stuart Park and spilled into the Masonic Lodge and included several businesses.  Eventually, it moved and embraced DeVane Park.

The two-day event draws thousands of visitors to town the first full weekend in February and has become one of the largest of its kind in the state.  It has become so large that artists and craftsmen also exhibit their arts and crafts at Lake Placid Elementary School.

Through the years, band concerts, greased pig chases, pole climbing, barbecues, train rides, cloggers, continuous entertainment, watermelon and pie-eating contests have all been part of the fair.

Artist Location Size Sponsor Note Audio
Connie T. Burns/Watkins The corner of Interlake and Main Street 108 ft wide x 18 ft high The Community Banking Center

Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-op

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