A brand new local craft fair is about to kick off its new event on Oct. 14. It promises to be a great event for all.
This year’s fair boasts a variety of handmade crafts, including jewelry, pottery and textiles. With so many talented artisans in attendance, there is sure to be something for everyone.
June House, the coordinator of the craft fair, says one of her favorite hobbies was creating things. From knitting to making wreaths, House has always loved being crafty.
Last year, House put on a craft fair in the small community where she lived right around Christmas. She said the turnout was okay but wanted to continue and expand the initial craft fair.
Many people from her community started to recommend she start a craft fair at the Village Baptist Church.
“We began planning it. We held interest meetings at the church, primarily looking for crafters who were members at the church. We had half a dozen responses who would be interested in participating in the craft fair. From there, we went on and registered the craft fair,” House said.
House says she hopes people will be able to shop around and find something they would use in their home, but also something that could be gifted.
There will be 26 vendors. One of those is Betty Powell, the owner and creator of All Things Crafty, LLC. She hand-makes items like wreaths, swags, lanterns, crochet plushies, keychains and door hangers. Powell says that this craft fair gives her a chance to meet new people with the same dreams and hobbies.
“This brings awareness that small businesses are still around, and for some, this is not just a hobby but their source of income,” Powell said.
In addition to the crafts themselves, visitors to the fair can look forward to a friendly, community-oriented atmosphere.
There will be some refreshments during the fair, first-come, first-served, and there will be a kid’s table with activities and crafts.
“This is our first craft fair, and we are hoping that the success of the event will look toward having an annual event at Village Baptist Church in the future,” House said.
This is a great opportunity to support local artists and businesses while enjoying a fun day out with friends and family.
Whether you’re in the market for a new piece of art for your home or simply looking for a unique gift for someone special, the local craft fair is the perfect place to find it. Come out on Saturday, Oct. 14, to support the community and discover the many talents of local artisans.
Admission is free. The fair will take place at Village Baptist Church at 906 S. McPherson Church Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking will be adjacent to the building and will be free.
For more fair details or to apply as a vendor, email Bonnie Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.