Annual Fall craft fair in Purdy winding up

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Terry: ‘[The craft fair] is a great way to bring the community together’

For the fifth year, Purdy is hosting it annual craft and vendor fair for the community, and the event aims to bring locals and out-of-towners together in Purdy for the festivities.

Julie Terry, event coordinator, said the event will be on Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and right now there are already 71 booths reserved.

“We are also so excited to have food trucks this year,” she said. “We were the only craft fair that didn’t have any, and they seem to draw in a lot more people.”

Terry said last year during the fair, the weather didn’t really cooperate, as it was kind of rainy.

“We still had 350-400 people though,” she said. “If the weather holds out this year, I expect we will see upwards of 600 people.”

Terry said there are always a lot of local crafters and vendors at the fair, but also a good number of people from out of town show up and reserve booths too.

“We see a lot of repeat booths that come every year, “she said. “But, we do have a lot of first-timers this year that we are really looking forward too.”

Terry said some school clubs also get involved, either sponsoring a booth or selling something.

“This year, the Purdy FFA are selling mums for $8, and the Purdy art club is doing face painting,” she said. “It is a great opportunity for them to have face time with the public and to raise money for their organizations.”

Terry said people can expect to see a lot of the same crafts that have been at the fair in previous years, but attendees should keep their eyes out for the new stuff too.

“With 71 booths, we are really starting to fill up,” she said.

The food trucks that will be there include Adelita’s Mexican Food, Prime Cuts, Nandy’s Egg Rolls — with flavored lemonade — Edgewood Creamery and Redneck Gourmet Delights.

Booths and vendors available will offer antiques, children and baby items, cutting boards, wood-turned items, jewelry, T-shirts, leather crafts, skin care products, ceramic and pottery, purses and accessories, candles, fall and holiday decor, a professional photographer, floral wreath and arrangements, cooking products, handmade rugs and pot holders, wood signs and stained glass decor.

“There will be so much more than that too,” she said. “The fall Purdy craft and vendor show is a great way to bring the community together.

“People can visit with friends and family, and the event brings a lot of people from out of town who get to experience what Purdy has to offer.”

For more information people may call Julie Terry at 417-236-4139.

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