The Craftsmens Classic organization was founded 48 years ago by the Gilmore family of Greensboro NC. Clyde Gilmore a jewelry maker wanted to create a family of artists and craftsmen nationwide that could stage indoor festivals showcasing their totally original works and interact one-on-one with the public. The first such event the granddaddy and prototype of all the others on today's schedule was the Christmas Classic Thanksgiving Weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum.
I’m sorry to say this was not the best one I have attended. I don’t know if more people participate at the one the beginning of the month but many of the vendors were not there that I am used to seeing like meadow craft farms, the Stainglass guy it seemed quite a bit smaller, no authors, Carolina Toffee was not there. It was just considerably different and I’m sorry but quite disappointing.