This year marks the 18th annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, N.C, from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Each year more than 115 potters and vendors offer their wares and antiques for purchase to the public. Items include historical pottery, textiles, baskets, furniture and miniature items; with contemporary potters selling items ranging from coffee mugs to amazing works of art. Tickets to the Festival are $6.00 per person, ages 12 and under $2.00, and can be purchased at the door. For more information please visit www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org.