Purdy to host Craft and Vendor Show
Organizers hope for beautiful weather at fall event
For six fall seasons, Julie Terry has hosted a fall-filled Craft and Vendor Show in Purdy for all the community to enjoy.
Last year, the show consisted of 82 booths and beautiful weather that doubled the participation from the year before.
“If my weather app is correct, it should be 75 degrees and no rain [this year],” she said. “So, it will be perfect.”
In addition, Terry got word that the Ozark, War Eagle, Mt. Vernon and Seymour shows have all been canceled this year.
“That is unfortunate, but I do hope it helps my vendors get more attention,” she said. “We have more than 75 booths already signed up for the show.”
The annual Purdy Craft and Vendor show will be on Sept.12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We had some inflatables for the children to play on, but we have decided to cancel them due to COVID-19,” she said. “We will encourage people to wear a mask, but it is not required.”
Terry said the community has come to rely on the show and enjoy it.
“It is like the fireworks show,” she said. “If we had canceled it, people would have been sad. We enjoy doing it, and it is great to get together with our friends and family and support our local vendors.”
The show will be set up along Old Business 37 and Highway C.
“With the blessing from the City of Purdy, we close down that street from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” she said. “The city has always been extremely supportive.”
The show will also host eight different food vendors from the area.
Craft booths will include, but are not limited to:
• Fall, Halloween and Christmas crafts
• Handmade items
• Farmhouse signs
• Homemade sugar cookies and cupcakes, pies, breads, cinnamon rolls, jellies and jams
• Woodworking/wooden items
• Skin and body care/fragrance
• Candles and metal art
• Honey products
• Kitchen and cooking products
• Wine bottle crafts
• Masonic Lodge gun raffle
• Pink Zebra.