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Craft & Draft is a handcrafted marketplace with a festival flair - celebrating SEVEN years in Radford, Virginia and organized by local non-profit MountainTrotter Arts and a dedicated group of volunteers! This festival started with a handful of dedicated and eager volunteers who wanted to see a street-style festival in our small city. Craft & Draft features modern & indie handcrafted vendors from all over our region.


Along with a large variety of artisans, crafters and makers, Craft & Draft rocks out all day long with live music, keeps you hydrated with a variety of local & semi-local craft-beer and keeps your belly full with local food trucks! Our event is FREE, FAMILY FRIENDLY , and DOG FRIENDLY- we're here to celebrate the amazing vendors - the artists, photographers, jewelry makers, creators, musicians, chefs, you name it - all high quality and completely unique and original. Our events are inclusive to all!

Beyond crafting and drafting, we are proud to give back to our community! Each year, Craft & Draft chooses a local non-profit or charity to benefit. We're proud to say in the five years of C&D, we have GIVEN BACK $4,750 DOLLARS! Last year's recipients was the Radford Animal Shelter - we were honored to present them with a $1,000 check - all with the help of YOUR help & donations!

Our goal is to bring quality hand-crafted goods straight to you - our neighbors - and to have an enjoyable shopping experience while showcasing the value of the creative spirit. Never forget: A handmade item is made with love, with heart, with joy and is simply irreplaceable. 


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MountainTrotter Arts is a non-profit organization based in Radford, VA. With volunteer members, MTA is dedicated to showcasing and advocating for local artists, musicians, and creators. By creating free local events, MTA not only supports the local arts, but encourages the community to learn from the arts, enjoy what the arts has to offer, and shop local & small. Our events are proud to be inclusive and open to all.

Our mission is to promote the arts and create opportunities for artists, makers, and creators of all types in our mountain community.

We do this by facilitating arts-related events and collaborating with other organizations to enrich and educate the community while making the arts accessible for all. MountainTrotter Arts is committed to inclusivity and building bridges within our community. We maintain these connections by being fiscally, environmentally, and organizationally sustainable while giving back to the community in a variety of ways. Events and programming are designed to enhance the quality of life and economic development in the New River Valley, and to build the organization to provide space and service for arts and artists.

Craft & Draft is organized by a dedicated group of volunteer committee members, comprised of MTA Board members, community members, and artists!

Thanks to our 2021 committee:

Lauri Murphy, event lead, executive director MTA

Laura Kinzie, event second, graphic design & marketing

Lucinda McDermott Piro, performing arts lead

Michelle Beale, partner & member - Ballpark Signs, sponsorship liaison

Scott Gardner, partner & member - The Radford Heritage Foundation/Glencoe Mansion

Carol Colby, volunteer lead & community liaison

Kate Ray, hospitality & committee volunteer


If you'd like to join the C&D committee, volunteer, or help out in anyway, we want to hear from you!