published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Arts, Crafts Country Fair slated for weekend in Lake Placid
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
SEBRING - For the 47th year, all things arts and crafts will invade the town of Lake Placid for its annual Arts and Crafts Country Fair.
The event is slated to kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday at DeVane Park. The Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Fair provides guests and attendees with a plethora of unique trinkets and items to fit the needs of any arts and crafts lover. The event will continue through Sunday, ending at 4 p.m. on both days.
"There will be entertainment both days, free parking at the high school and we will have shuttle vans taking guests to and from the park," fair coordinator Carol Mills said.
"It's going to be a wonderful time and it looks like the weather is going to be beautiful. We are really excited."
A wide variety of items await attendees at the dozens of vendor booths: hand-made jewelry, soaps, photography, paintings, pottery, wood work, pet accessories, fine arts, decor, frames and much more.
Among the many things to purchase to accent one's home, the fair will feature at least a dozen local vendors manned by civic and charity organizations. Tasty dishes will include catfish, burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and the famous strawberry shortcake from Ladies of the Elks.
The newest addition to the LP Arts and Crafts Country Fair food booths will be the Lake Placid Jaycees group. The Jaycees will be serving up smoked fish dip and crab cake sandwiches for everyone to enjoy.
The fair is geared for families and provides many kid-friendly activities throughout the day to keep youngsters occupied. Toby the Clown and his funny clan will make appearances at the fair bringing along some old-time favorites such as face painting and balloon animals. The children's area will be available through the duration of the fair.
Each year, the arts and crafts competition takes place displaying the talents of local students. Art and craft exhibits, judging and awards ceremony will be held at Lake Placid Elementary School's media center.
The Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair is free and open to the public. A projected 20,000 guests will visit the event over the two days.
For more information about the 47th annual Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair, contact 465-3963.
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