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This year marks the 16th annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, held on Saturday, Mar. 23, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each year more than 110 potters and vendors offer their wares and antiques for purchase to the public.
Items include historical pottery, textiles, baskets, furniture and miniature items, with contemporary potters selling items ranging from coffee mugs to amazing works of art. Tickets to the festival are $6 per person, ages 12 and under $2, and can be purchased at the door.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.