What's a "clam digger"?  you ask...?

Become a “Clam Digger”

What is a “Clam Digger”? A Clam Digger is a mini sponsor at the North Georgia Highlands Seafood Festival. Only a limited number of vendors can become a “Clam Digger”. Your $30 sponsorship fee has many perks for you and the community. 

They include:

Promotion on a special page on the North Georgia Highlands Seafood Festival website for you and your business.

A large (approximately 2’ by 5’) banner will be displayed on the fence at the festival grounds with your name, business name, and website. 

Booth signs indicating that you are a “Clam Digger”. 

Ability to accept the special Clam Digger discount coupons for 10% off a single purchase at the festival. The coupons will be passed out to each adult at the gate. These coupons are only good at a Clam Digger booth.  You will be reimbursed for the amount discounted on purchases that used the Clam Digger coupon.  

Robin Roberts Promotions, LLC will donate an amount equal to the amount of the money reimbursed to vendors to a local charity. It will be given in the name of North Georgia Highlands Seafood Festival Clam Diggers.


Clam Diggers play a very important role in the NGHSF! 

Their monetary support and unmatched dedication to their craft exemplify our goal to unite our community of diverse cultures and ages through a treasure trove of arts & crafts and a bounty of family-friendly activities!

You're invited to join this feisty group of swashbucklers! Simple click on this button: 




706.897.1907     VGBSONRN@HOTMAIL.COM

Fractal wood burning, also known as creating Lichtenberg figures is the art of burning lightning or tree like figures into wood using high voltage electricity. The high voltage electricity is generated by a transformer, usually a microwave oven transformer, a neon sign transformer or an oil burner transformer. These machines are very dangerous and potentially deadly if you make a mistake when using them. I do not recommend that anyone do this due to the danger involved





Town Mountain 



653 Town Moutain Rd  Hayesville N.C


We own a small farm about a mile outside of Hayesville NC. We have 100+ chickens hatched and raised right here on the farm. Our other animals include 13 goats, a few rabbits, and a turkey. We sell fresh free range eggs everyday as well as chickens and roosters (when available). Our other products include vegetables grown in our garden, Goat milk soaps and lotions, bath bombs, wax melts, wax scoopables for tart burners, beeswax lip balm, and beeswax lotion bars.

Mulbury Tree

Quality Unique Handmade Artwork Items

  • Art & Framed Art
  • Keepsake Boxes
  • Decorated Gourds 
  • Natural Wood Treasure Boxes


5483 Taylors Mill Rd Fort Valley, GA      1.727-492-1369

    KIREI Wood  The wood is made from sorghum grain             stalks.    Apprx 6" wide X 12" long X 5" deep     $145.

58th Mountain Market Monteagle, TN

​Box apprx 5" X 7"       $25.

Sullivan Morris Pottery

A small working studio in Cleveland, GA

Anna Taylor-Morris and Don Morris work together in the running of the studio. Anna has been a studio production potter for over 20 years and Don fixes, repairs, and builds anything and everything that needs to be done. The studio is located on the Morris property in the foothills of NE Georgia. There is never a dull moment here at the studio and on the property. Chickens, blueberries, gardens, and a working apiary keep Anna and Don very busy throughout the year.

Joan Joppie

Fiber Artist

Hand Knitted Ribbon Yarn Scarves

Mark Hendry

Mountain Heritage


"I love history & handwork; making things without machinery, as in times gone by. I like to co-create Art with Nature, honoring the Creator's work in my own"

4-day Class

August 17 – August 20

LEARN MORE: A 4-day class where students of all levels and ages can learn how to make brooms from the ground up. From whisks to sweepers, all manners of brooms will be covered, as well as harvesting and growing techniques for the materials. Students will not only leave with several brooms, but also the know-how to continue broom making on their own! 

All materials will be supplied.

John Zeigler  

Judy Zeigler


John and Judy Zeigler live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, surrounded by the inspiration to pursue their creative undertakings. Working together, they share creative ideas. Often, their skills are combined to create a unique piece of art. They hope you will be intrigued by the various artistic creations as you browse the galleries. 

John has worked with metal the majority of his life, fabricating everything from trailers, tanks for fire trucks, to BBQ smokers. A friend invited John to a blacksmith meeting and he has been forging ever since. 

He prefers making functional items such as, steak turners, tripod and cross bar cookers, trammels, wind chimes, dinner chimes, and candle holders, but does some custom work. John teaches classes anually at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. John demonstrates at many arts and crafts festivals to promote blacksmithing.

As a member of the Alex Bealer Blacksmith Association, John has demonstrated several times at the meetings. In Nov 2012, he demonstrated how to make and use jigs for projects. Many of these jigs are pictured in the gallery on the Alex Bealer website. John participates at the Southern Blacksmith Association Conference in Madison, GA, often working with students in the "Green Coal" classes.  

Judy has always loved working with her hands to produce unique creations. She says, 

"Gourds offer a limitless canvas to express my artistic creativity." 

Her current gourd art projects include pyrography, painting, cut-work, coiling, and basketry on the gourds. Judy's specialty is coiling with waxed linen thread to create functional and decorative pieces. The gourd art pieces are often combined with the hand-forged iron bases created by her husband and son.

Judy has been teaching closed coiling for about 11 years, often with her daughter, Jody. They have taught classes at The Gourd Gathering in Cherokee, NC for 10 years. She teaches a Gourd Weaving class at John C. Campbell Folk School and, upon request, she teaches classes in her home and at group functions. She is always amazed and thrilled by the variations in the projects and creativity of the students.

Judy's work can be seen in "Weaving on Gourds: by Marianne Barnes. Several of her tutorials have been published in the Journal of Tutorials printed each year for The Gourd Gathering.

Judy attended Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and has a B.A. degree in Art Education from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the American Gourd Society. 

THERON CLORE:  Mountain Photography

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.

William Blake

All Theron's photography is taken in the Tri-State Area of  Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.



 Blue Ribbon for 1st Place in Fine Arts SPRING FEST in Blairsville, GA.

1st place Award for Roads & Trails photo on display at the Cherokee County History Museum in Murphy,N.C.

Lance Zeigler: One-of-a-kind iron art!


  • The New England Blachsmiths Publication
  • "Horses Need Not Apply" by Vincent Nakovics

Lance has been blacksmithing for over 10 years. He works from home in the mountains of North Georgia. His work is exhibited at festivals in and around Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. He teaches beginner & intermediate classes at John C Campbell Folk


  • Best of Show Pine Log Arts and Crafts Festival 2016
  • Merit Award Pine Log Arts and Crafts Festival 2015
  • John C Campbell Folk School Teaching Certificate 2015
  • Merit Award Pine Log Arts and Crafts Festival 2014
  • Best of Show Pine Log Arts and Crafts Festival 2013
  • Second Place Spring Arts and Crafts Show Blairsville, GA 2013

Whether you are looking for an art piece, a functional item or even furniture, please contact us. Lance is ready to make your dreams a reality.

Blog Feature:

A lame is a double-sided blade that is used to slash the tops of bread loaves in artisan baking. A lame is used to score (also called slashing or docking) bread just before the bread is placed in the oven. 

Lee & Terry Lipiec

We specialize in one-of-a-kind, heirloom pieces and gifts from high-quality, solid wood. We also do restoration work, recreating damaged pieces to brand new condition.

We have a complete wood shop along with countless finishing products and numerous types of unique wood in stock.

We will help you create your own specialty item - you choose the wood varieties and finish, and we'll design according to your tastes. 

Or purchase completed gifts or furniture pieces on Etsy !

Country Cousins

Sharon Wilson & Becky Reszke

Stop by our booth and check it out!

Sharon & Becky  
They are sisters with a passion for sewing.  They pride themselves in doing quality work, use first quality materials and design many of their items.
They feature Quilts, Grandmas aprons for the family, pretties and many functional items.  If they don't have it and it's made from fabric they can likely make it for you. 

Special Orders Welcome

Damsel In Defense


Phone:  (770) 827-4008