This week should also prove to be pretty special as we are planning our first ever craft fair here in Valatie, called HANDMADE IN AMERICA, Artisans Along Main Street.
Saturday October 22 from 11:00 till 5:00 PM Valatie will host over 30 regional Artisans (Take a look at the list on the left) There will be FIVE right here at Great Finds!!!!!
The porch at Great Finds will be overrun by artisans including PAT BARDEN with her beautiful sterling and stone jewelry, simple and elegant, you may have already seen some of Pat’s work here at the Great Finds.
SUSAN BEHENS will bring her wonderful hand knit and crocheted creations including scarves, shrugs, fingerless gloves and hats.
PINEWOODS POTTERS, a Great Finds favorite, will bring their fabulous functional and always unique pottery
And if that isn’t enough TIERRA FARM will bring their fresh organic roasted nuts, chocolates and coffee and The BERRY FARM will bring some of their edible delights including free samples…right here in Great Finds yard !
Most Artisans will be located on Main Street , in tents and also indoors, look for the cornstalk bunches and our ARTISAN HERE signs!
Plenty of free parking is available at the Valatie Medical Arts Building, The Episcopal Church,
The Martin H Glynn School (Church St.)
and next to the Valatie Senior Center. The Senior Center, located on Williams Street, and directly behind the Valatie Community Theater will have many Artisans both inside and out. There is parking right there AND public restrooms.
The Theater will be open with a Cider and Donuts fundraiser and their brand new public restrooms will be available!!!!l
For other yummy snacks stop by The Lil Toy Store for Squash Soup thanks to the 4H, or just down the street, a fantastic bowl of Chili (beef and vegetarian) made specially by Carlucci Simmons Catering.
I’m sure you have noticed some press about this event in local periodicals and for this I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to our good friend Kathleen at Fancy That. Kathleen and her cohorts have a really sweet little store right next to Mikes Deli and Year Round Yarns that you really MUST VISIT.