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This long running event is set for July 25 and 26 in historic Moore Park, the heart of Westfield. The show opens each day at 9 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The show offers attendees an opportunity to purchase a variety of high end hand crafted items. Offerings include stained glass creations, lawn ornaments, custom dyed fabric clothing, a variety of specialty food products, home decor and other unique one of a kind products.
“The show has great history, and there’s a number of returning vendors,” said agency director and show chair Katie Smith. “Returning this year will be Charles Colvin from Erie, Pa with his custom created line of golf gifts, Joyce Luke from Luke’s Greenhouse in North East with a great selection of plants and flowers as well as Jan Skibo from Buttermilk Hill who will showcase her painted folk art and home décor items. These vendors have a long history with the show; their customers return and look for them every year.”
Smith added, “It’s almost impossible to describe the variety of products, the level of skill and the talents that will be on display this weekend. This is a must attend show – you can visit and shop with your favorite crafters and explore the newest items available. The show goes on rain or shine and we offer free parking and free shuttle rides to the park. Other area organizations and churches partner with the YWCA to offer meals, drinks and snacks in the park. The village shops, stores and restaurants are only steps away.”
There is no admission charge for the show, entrance to the park area is free. In addition to the Arts and Crafts Festival, the Farmer’s Market will be set up Saturday morning, providing visitors the chance to purchase fresh produce, fruit and Amish baked goods. There is no alcohol allowed in the park and pets are prohibited. Customers using service animals are requested to have the animals properly outfitted for that role and festival organizers reserve the right to ask for documentation.
More is online at the YWCA website – www.ywcawestfield.org or check out the YWCA Arts and Crafts Facebook page.