Southeast Tourism Society Selects the Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival as a ‘STS Top 20 Event’


The Southeast Tourism Society named the Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival one of the STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for April, 2017.

This year’s Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled for April 22-23.  For more information about the Festival or to be a vendor, visit
Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.comandTravel Media Press Room.
A premier event for over 40 years, the Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival features fine arts & crafts will be on display and for sale, food vendors and home tours on the grounds of the historic Melrose Plantation. Located 18 miles south of Downtown Historic Natchitoches.
“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors, residents and travel writers.  The events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.