Eddie HamrickHickory – Hickory’s Oktoberfest is the place to be on October 13, 14 and 15, 2017 when the festival will be celebrating its 32nd year! There will be music, amusement rides, games, food vendors, arts and crafts, vendors and much, much more!

Master Craftsperson Eddie Hamrick will take the stage Under the Sails in the Juried Craft Area, where you can watch as he demonstrates his skills.

As the official woodwright of North Carolina of North Carolina, Eddie Hamrick has made it his lifelong mission to advance and exemplify true artisanship. His passion for woodworking, combined with his creativity and skill, have created an artist who is quite sought after. Eddie started his career designing and building quality furniture at Hickory chair. Forty two years later, his career is inspiring. He was ranked as the seventh best furniture designer in the world at the High Point Furniture Market.  He has been a North Carolina State Craftsman each year since 1990. Eddie has received Business Awards for Arts and Humanities from Governor Martin and Governor Hunt, and he spent 10 years as the John Campbell Folk School’s Instructor of the Year.

Oktoberfest will be open Friday, October 13, from 5:00 pm until 11:00 p.m., with Food Vendors opening at 12:00 pm, Saturday, October 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, from 12:00 pm until 5:00 p.m. in downtown Hickory. Make Downtown Hickory your destination the second weekend in October.

2017 Sponsors: Hickory Downtown Development Association, City of Hickory, Food Lion, Sheetz, Pepsi, United Beverages, Charter Spectrum, Focus Newspaper, WHKY , WMNC Big Dawg, Hickory Jaycees, WSGE, Hickory Music Factory and Touring Logistics.

For more information, please visit our website, http://www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.