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24th Annual Fall Craft Festival – Friday, October 17th& Saturday, October 18th
This year, the Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Festival will be hosting the event in two great locations. Join us in Rogers at the John Q. Hammond Center and in Springdale at the NW Arkansas Convention Center. Each location will be showcasing some of the finest craftsmanship from across the United States. From the back door to the front door, and every ‘nook and cranny’ in between, you’ll find unique home décor, fashion accessories, personal beauty products, and one-of-a-kind treasures.
“The event has become a sort of vendor family reunion.” said promoters, Bill and Karen Lloyd, “A large percentage of our ‘family of vendors’ have been participating in our shows for many years and return yearly to sell their wares. We look forward to the bi-annual spring and fall shows.”
The Springdale location is proud to highlight local artist Elizabeth Warren representing “Your Front Door”, selling beautifully handcrafted custom wreaths and floral décor. And returning this year, Whispering Meadows Vineyard and Winery from McAlester, Oklahoma will once again be featuring their ever-so-popular homegrown/handcrafted wines and crowd favorite ‘winerita’ mixes.
Darrell McCandless from Decatur, Texas will be joining the Rogers location this year. Darrell offers beautiful small and large pieces of seasonal wall décor which will be showcased in one of our three mini-salons.
And for those of you looking to delight more than your eyes, be sure to visit our scrumptious food vendors.Tye Gardner returns from Wisconsin to offer his 17 varieties of cheese as well as 5 varieties of sausage. And your sweet tooth will drool with delight as you enjoy sweet treats by Mia Tarts & More, delightful truffles from Royal Treats, Yum Yo’s Yogurt, and the chocolate fountain of Ms. Salty’s Fried Fruit Pies.
SPRINGDALE: NW Arkansas Convention Center 1500 S.48th St./Take Exit 72 on I-49 (formerly I-540)
ROGERS:John Q Hammons Center
3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway/ Take Exit 83 on I-49
Show Hours: 9am – 9pm, Friday and Saturday
For more information: Find Ozark Regional Arts and Crafts Festivals on facebook, or call: 479-756-6954
Written by Nicole Donoho
OZARK REGIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVALS ANNOUNCES THEIR 3RD LOCATION
Ozark Regional Arts & Craft Festivals is pleased to announce the addition of their NEW 3rd show location at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Fayetteville, Oct 16,17,18 - Thursday thru Saturday, 9am – 6pm. Free Admission. Ozark Promotions is excited to have “show presence” in 3 major towns in NW Arkansas. Each location offers easy access and good visibility from Interstate 49. “The difference in this show, from our other Springdale/Rogers shows, is that we can now offer a 3 day show – offering both, indoor/outdoor booths, live entertainment, special guests, food concessions and a well-balanced blend of talented artisans and craftsman”, says show promoter, Bill Lloyd. The Washington County Fairgrounds show will offer entertainment all 3 days; introducing 10 yr. old - EmiSunshine and the Rain Band, recently on TODAY Show/Grand Ole Opry, The Southern Sirens, recently opened for Bruno Mars and local to NWA, Cowpatty Creek Band. Special guests include Elite Dance Studio, G “Blackheart Chainsaw Art”, “Aerosol Artist”, Carey Huckaby, and Hula Hoop Performer, Katie Sunshine of Conway. Also, “Calling All Lil Princesses in NWA to Come and meet “Frozen” movie characters of “Once Upon A Party, NWA and the - adorable rescue Dwarf Horses from Sunny G Farms, of Green Forest, Arkansas.
The show will offer, first opportunity Christmas shopping to complete your Christmas gift wish list, special finds and fashions, customized home décor and one-of-kind “treasures for your garden. Also on site, the best BBQ, Authentic Indian Tacos, Corn Dogs, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes, Pork Rinds and much more during this 3 day fan-fare!
Ozark Regional Promotions proudly supports, “Project Zero”. Their motto: 1+1=0 Director Christie Erwin says, “We believe there are no unwanted children; just unfound families and we’re passionate about finding them”. Come visit their booths at all three show locations, Springdale, Rogers and Fayetteville - buy their t-shirts, support their cause and most of all, learn more information about “awaiting kids” and adoption.
Show Location: I-*49 Exit 66(formerly I-540) 2536 N. McConnell Ave. 72704
For More Info: Find us on Facebook: Ozark Regional Arts and Crafts Festivals, www.ozarkregionalartsandcrafts.com or call 479-756-6954
Written by Nicole Donoho