North Carolina is known for its pottery, especially in the town of Seagrove. But you don’t have to travel far to shop for quality pieces. The Mint Museum will play host to the Potters Market at The Mint event this fall. The event will take place on the lawn of the Mint Museum on Saturday, September 24th. According to the event website Potters Market is considered the most important ceramics event in the state.

Enjoy browsing work from numerous potters all in one location. There is something for everyone including functional pieces, abstract sculptures, and decorative pieces. Other activities at the event include live pottery demonstrations, a raffle, bluegrass music, beer garden, and of course the galleries at the Mint.

Get more information on Potters Market at The Mint here.

The event is Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 am-4 pm at Mint Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte NC 28207.

These Are The 12 Best North Carolina Small Towns

In North Carolina, we truly have it all. The beach, the mountains, and everything in between. And while we are home to some major cities there are still places in our state where you can take a step back and enjoy a slower pace of life. In fact, some of the best weekend getaway locations in North Carolina are charming small towns. Travel & Leisure documented what they describe as the best 12 North Carolina Small Towns. Each of the below towns was featured on their list. Read on to see what they are, and learn a little about what makes them unique.

Some I’ve visited- Blowing Rock is a summer must for my parents and me while Pittsboro was a fun work outing a few years ago. One you may know from TV and another is one of the most famous artisan towns in the world. Reading up on some of the beach towns has me longing for an Outer Banks vacation as opposed to my normal South Carolina beach trip. And while I’ve lived my entire life in North Carolina this is the first I’m hearing of the “Inner Banks”. There are still so many places left to explore, I can’t wait to plan a getaway soon!

Travel & Leisure’s Favorite North Carolina Small Towns