More than 120 artists, craftspeople and merchants from eight different states have reserved booths for the 19th Annual Iris Festival, which will be held in downtown Greeneville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
A wide variety of items will be offered for sale, ranging from personalized jewelry and all types of clothing and accessories to metalwork and barn wood decorative items.
Participants in the arts/crafts area will include Maureen Beach/Beach Creations, crafts, blankets, pictures, scarves; Helen Bishop, crystal rock potpourri; Moe Bonin, spoon jewelry; Wilma Roberts, woodworking crafts; Dan Davenport, hand-hammered aluminum giftware; Karyn Milner/Pink Mouse Boutique, handmade children's clothing; Amanda Hope/Grann's Gourmet Apples, gourmet caramel apples, chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry shortcakes; Karen Johnson, Pegi Gibson, Kim Nuss; P2K Designs, pottery, jewelry; Gina Waugh, reborn baby dolls, purses, blankets, aprons, neck and head wraps;
also, Daniel Lasris, Jasmin Rodefer/Katmandew, face and body painting, air brush tattoos; Lisa Marino/Uncommon Beads, jewelry; Marylou Presley, wreaths, primitive furniture, signs, planters; James Bibles/W&J Scents, Etc., crafts, gifts, local honey; Bryan Wright/The Farm at Spring Creek, candles, incense, country décor; Debbie Shelton and Juanetta Swatzell, hair bows and bow holders, headbands and holders, crocheted hats, table runners, garden flags, embroidered hand towels; Ann Dickerson/The Chattanooga Cookie Company, Tennessee Moonshine cakes and cookies; Angelica Miller/Artistic Icing, handmade jewelry from objects such as skeleton keys, vintage flatware, mixed metals; Judy Foster, ceramics and floppies;
also, Felicia Miller and Shannon Mayor, beaded jewelry and accessories; James Campbell, novels by James Campbell; Manojkumar Marathe, paintings - acrylic/oil on canvas; John Johnson, woodworking, barn wood; Wayne King, food enhancers, hot sauces, salsas and jellies; Joan Beaver, soft sculpture dolls, historical signed prints; Walter Evans, magnetic jewelry; Pearl Norman/S&J Greens, carnivorous plants; Linda Maxwell, sewing and embroidery; Erik & Margaret Shefsky, hair cinches; Frankie and Leo Edwards, hand-painted switch covers, clocks, lamps; Donna Cornett/Just Herbs, bottle culinary blends, dips, teas, vinegars, jellies, flavorings, extracts;
also, Bobby Gosnell/Appalachian Iris Garden, iris rhizomes; Fredda Roberts/Silver Bend, handcrafted jewelry, silver spoon rings, earrings, fine silver pendants and earrings; John Weems/Greeneville Iris Society, iris rhizomes; Mudd Pottery, handmade functional pottery; B. D. Hitch, Muscadine juice; Michael Roberts/M.R. Manufacturing Metal Works, metal art, including yard art, home and office décor; Kathy Cooper, jewelry, picture frames, wood crafts; Am Ballard, growth charts, bow holders, pacifier clips, hand and garden art; Kelly Ray, Krateball Kreations; Mike Herring, wood planters, signs, floral wreaths; Lee Willis/Michaelee's Homemade Fudge & Honey, fudge, honey, aluminum bi-planes and jewelry made from drink can parts; Jeri Jones/Jeri's Jewels, sterling silver beaded jewelry; Stephanie Darnell, handmade purses;
also, Henry Hoover, "in The Willow," canos - one-stringed dulcimers with Spam can resonator crafts; Cathi Birchfield/Sisters Act Two, casserole carriers, aprons, potato bags, pillow covers, quilted items; Donna Bittinger/Magnetic Appeal, LLC, handcrafted magnet jewelry; Rose Smith, birdhouses, feeders, solar light logs with figurines; Aline Backes/Express It Face & Body Art, face painting, glitter tattoos, artwork; Rocshae Flanary/Sassy Jai's, children's clothing and accessories; Scott Bradley, acrylic artwork;
also, Barbara Marler, bibs, hooded towels, hats, dresses, aprons, rompers, sewing and embroidery; Rick Lamons, wood crafts; John and Linda Greene, handmade baskets, snowmen; Deborah Mann/My Mountain Flower, bath and body (lye soap), polymer clay jewelry; Darlene Srigley, hand-sewn items, mug mats, dresses, mug buckets, Santa pillows, embroidered items; Nicki Combs/all4buttons, fabric and vintage button jewelry, game pieces, tobacco stick crafts, fabric crafts; Lester Ray Osborne Jr., horse hair ceramics, hats, rose bead bracelets, flower pots, aprons, wind chimes, slump bottles, bird feeders and caned chairs;
also, Brenda Henry/That Extra Something, children and adult hair accessories; Linda Mix/Herbs for Life, book sales; Daniele Wickel/Cache Bags, tailored one-of-a-kind caps and bags in designer fabrics, fully lined and loaded with pockets; Alice Hurst, jewelry from antique vintage reassembled, children's clothing and bows; Patricia Van Rennes, personalized wire art in stainless steel, galvanized and copper wire; Aafke Parker, handcrafted goat milk soaps and lotions; Debbie Cox, dolls, Christmas ornaments, baby items;
also, Rolando Flores, wood crafts, handmade sweaters, silver jewelry, embroidery; July Adolphson, jewelry crafted from vintage silver flatware; Jessica Morgan, jewelry, frames, crocheted baby blankets, beaded key chains; Greg Pace and Becca Irvin, functional reduction-fire stoneware, porcelain crystalline vases; Linda McCulley, handmade jewelry; Brandy Reeves/Glitz & Glam Boutique, hair bows, tutus, rompers, boutique-style outfits, leg warmers; and Grace Fellowship, tye-dye items.
In the Merchants' Market will be Cash Express; Edith Kitzweger, Avon products; Summerwinds Resort Services; Jamie Cain, Longaberger purses and totes; Greeneville Gideon Camp; Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home; Mary Carr, scentsy wickless candles and fragrance products; Bruce and Ellen Stafford, book signing and dolls from the Dollhouse of Jonesborough; Amedisys Home Health; Initials, Inc., personalized and monogrammed accessories, totes, purses;
also, Madaris Siding & Windows, Mountain Manna Seasonings; Sisco Hamidou, t-shirts, belt buckles and hats; Jessica Sheets, It Works - Crazy Wrap and Sabika jewelry; Horizons, LTD, rakes, pruners, loppers, shoes, gloves, hand tools, expand-o-bags, plant stands, green houses, hats, plant makers, garden seats; Sweet Southern Boutique, purses, sunglasses, belts; Bryan Steelman, hats and shirts; Helen (Jessie) Howard, handcrafted jewelry, high fashion rings and fashion watches;
also, Advanced Satellite Technology; Mosheim Central United Methodist Church; Lorraine Jennings, Xyngular (health and wellness company); Festival Travel; Sam's Club; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage/Mary Kay; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage/Mary Kay; Pirate Trading, purses, jewelry, back packs, Baja Hoodies, Hacky Sacks; Kandi Hopson, Mary Kay and vinyl designs; Lori Ricker, Origami Owls, necklaces;;
also, Danni Speight, herbs, annuals, perennials; Reformation Lutheran Church; Bath Planet; Sculptz Salon & Spa; Kelley Thornburg, Thirty-One Gifts, totes, purses, personalized gifts; Stanley's Produce, fruit bowls, homemade cookies, fried pies, pumpkin rolls, banana breads; and Purse-onally Yours, personalized items, hair bows and Pandora-inspired bracelets and beads.
Major sponsors of the festival are News Channel 11, The Greeneville Sun, Parker Hannifin, Radio Greeneville, Takoma Regional Hospital and Walmart SuperCenter.