Exhibitor Information - Arts and Crafts
The arts and crafts department is dedicated to a vast array of handicrafts which span the decades, encouraging the tradition of the old and the discovery of the new. Without limitations of age, quilters, knitters, seamstresses, artists, needlepointers, embroiderers, cross-stitchers, rug hookers, spinners, weavers, folk art painters, scrapbookers, those who make pottery, ceramics, jewelry, wooden objects by carving and woodworking, penny rugs, cane chairs, or weave baskets enter their items for judging and display throughout the fair. There are daily demonstrations of weaving and spinning with a lively spinning bee held on the last Sunday. Throughout the year, quilters submit and are judged on a square based on a theme. These squares are worked on daily at the fair eventually becoming a quilt which is then raffled off. Demonstrations of a variety of crafts including rug hooking, oil painting, chair caning and Russian embroidery are held every day. Cooking contests for young and old are held each Saturday. A unique combination of nature and art is on display during the pleinair contest where floral artists create arrangements on a theme which, upon completion, are interpreted by artists on canvas. Artists and artisans of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
There is something for everyone! Enter your own items or just stop by and see what others have done.