Take two tremendous events and combine them into a single fabulous festival. Admittedly, this is a dramatic step for Craftproducers. We have been long known primarily for our art and craft festivals. Our craft fair are housed under gala Camelot tents whose sheer size sets the elegant tone for a great craft show. Over the years these stunning tents have been called “cathedrals of creativity.” Our exhibitors are thoughtfully selected and their works prove the talents of these artists and artisans. A Craft-producers show chooses the exhibitors wisely, carefully mixing different styles and limiting the number in each category so as not to overwhelm our audience. We have been famous for gathering in a single venue an amazing array of potters, jewelers, weavers, graphic artists, painters, photographers, wood workers, metal smiths, sculptors, leather designers, and specialty food makers to mention a few. Shopping for handmade goods has rarely been this much fun.
The festival is like taking a vacation, at least for a day. With balloons launching at sunrise and sunset, the beauty of the sky is enhanced with a panoply of resplendent colors dotting the clouds above. Up, up, and away in a beautiful balloon!
But, there is much more than buying art and craft, and watching and riding in hot air balloons. Let’s start with the kids: we will offer kids (and adults) craft making projects; there will be a musical petting zoo, with instruments available for playing for musicians of all ages; a face painter will be on hand to decorate faces, arms, and legs; and various craft demos will be happening intermittently all day.