Goshen News, Goshen, IN

October 5, 2013

Annual Shipshewana Fall Crafters fair once again a success

By SAM HOUSEHOLDER
THE GOSHEN NEWS

— SHIPSHEWANA — The 13th annual Shipshewana Fall Crafters Fair will draw hundreds of vendors and buyers to the LaGrange county community this weekend.

The annual event features jewelry, pottery, clothing, accessories, folk art and more. There is live entertainment and plenty of food options for visitors as well.

Fair coordinator Chuck Wray said that the fair has been growing each year.

The fair opened Thursday and ran all day Friday and continues today.

Vendor Rosemary Schmucker, of Middlebury, has been coming to the fair the past few years to sell her water color and acrylic artwork. She said it’s been getting better each year.

“Each year is a little better, but it’s worth the time,” she said.

“I enjoy the people, meeting people from all over the U.S. Some of them come back year after year to see what I’ve been doing, so that’s always fun.”

John and Sue Walters, of South Bend, said they come to the show about every other year. While browsing homemade baskets they said they enjoy looking at the different crafts.

“(We enjoy) all the different local crafters and the music,” John said.

“And homemade ice cream, what’s better than that?” he said.

According to a press release from the fair’s organizers, a shuttle will be available to bring patrons from the Shipshewana flea market parking lot to the fair downtown.

The event ends at 6 p.m. today.