Oh, Rapunzll, you have hit one of my hot buttons.
I have a passion for fine craft. I was closely involved with a fine craft guild in Winston-Salem (with juried members throughout the Southeast) before moving here. I haven't found all the good shows down here yet. Note: I'm not an artist myself but an "appreciator" of good work.
The best local show is Artisphere
in downtown Greenville, May 8-10. It's equal parts fine craft and art.
Southern Highland Craft Guild Fair
is held twice a year at the Asheville Civic Center - July 16-19 and October 15-18. I always go at least once a year.
The Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair
is one of the best and longest running in the Southeast. It's a bit further drive, being in Winston-Salem.
When I have more time, I'll do a web search and share what I find.