About Crafts & Ale
On behalf of the Board of Directors, the chamber is excited to announce an inaugural day-long event coming to Farragut’s West End shopping center on Saturday, October 13, 2018. “Crafts & Ale.” This new event will feature fine arts and crafts available for purchase from multiple talented vendors and a showcase of craft ales from area brewers, including a European-style beer garden area. The chamber is proud to have sponsor support from the Town of Farragut and Knoxville’s own Brewing & Distilling School, as well as media sponsorship from Farragut Press, Slamdot and ViaMedia.
In creating the concept, the Board’s fundraising committee and President/CEO Julie Blaylock wanted to offer a festival-like event that could be enjoyed by Farragut residents and people from across Knox County and beyond, as well as draw visitors to the Farragut area. The choice of the West End shopping center highlights local businesses there, many of whom are chamber members, and offers easy access to Kingston Pike as a main thoroughfare.
Purchase the Admiral’s Tasting Pass Early and Save
Your Admiral’s Pass Includes
- UNLIMITED 4-oz samples
- Access to all 11 breweries
- Rinse stations for tasting cups
- Featured recipes from brewers
Our Friend Faris
In February 2018, the chamber and the community lost a very active member, Faris Ashkar of Artistic Designs. A woodworker who designed everything from delicate earrings to furniture to fully customized kitchen/cabinet installations, Ashkar had looked forward to helping launch the event. To honor his memory and talent, the Chamber renamed the event to “Crafts & Ale: The Faris A. Ashkar Memorial Craft Event.”
Sponsorship opportunities are available and vendors are warmly invited to apply for a booth spot. Vendors working in a variety of mediums are welcome to apply. Vendor spaces are 10’ x 10’ and the fee is $110 through July 31. Any vendors who apply early are also encouraged to send photos and website/contact information so that they can be showcased as part of advertising for the event. Advertising will include print, radio, television and web/social media.