Galleries, specialty shops, antiques, small town atmosphere and friendly people.
Where to Shop
During the early 1900's, visitors journeyed to Blue Ridge by train to enjoy the health resort's pure mineral waters.
Today, growing numbers of visitors are coming to historic Blue Ridge and McCaysville to shop in our specialty shops, boutiques and galleries for fine furnishings, art, antiques and unique crafted items. Blue Ridge has been named one of the Top Ten Towns for Craft Lovers in the country.
Fine art galleries in the area include High Country Art and Antiques, Multitudes, Fishbone Studios, and Turning Leaf - A Fine Art Gallery, in downtown Blue Ridge, in addition to galleries at The Art Center on West Main. Find a complete listing of Art Galleries here.
Crafted in Blue Ridge
Internationally recognized craftman Bill Oyster, of Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods, has created handcrafted bamboo fly rods for Presidents and for buyers across the globe. Oyster Bamboo's fly rod crafting classes are sold out months in advance. Creative entrepreneur Lynn Kemp, owner of Canoe, has also achieved international success with her lines of handcrafted jewelry and canvas bags.
Antiques & Uniques
If you are looking for a really fun shopping adventure, check out our Antique & Uniques Self-Guided Tour featuring 26 local favorites to explore along a winding trail from Blue Ridge to McCaysville. Click Antiques and Uniques Shopping Guide here to download the free printable guide.
Homemade in Blue Ridge
Don't forget to take home something delicious made or grown in Blue Ridge. The Sweet Shoppe of Blue Ridge is a winner of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars", and their cupcakes and handmade candies are incredible. Mercier Orchards grows 30 varieties of apples and makes delicious fried pies, apple cider doughnuts and apple bread from scratch. Take home some pickled okra, hot pepper jelly, locally smoked trout or sourwood honey.