The Season of Holiday Craft Fairs Has Arrived

The holidays are right around the corner.

Crafters at the J2K Craft and Vendor Fair say this is the perfect time to shop for the upcoming holidays.

Over 60 different vendors are selling jewelry, makeup and kitchen supplies.
“I love being able to showcase all of the pieces that we offer, especially this time of year we have a lot of holiday items and dresses to make little girls feel pretty,” says Employee at Matilda Jane Clothing, Melissa Ottenbacher.
“I make a little in the other months, but my biggest sales come August through December,” says Owner of Country Creations Decor & More, Sue Dahl.
They set up the weekend-long fair once a month from September to May.

Business owners say November is the busiest time of year for them.
“I spend a lot of time baking this time of year. People who aren’t inclined to bake or don’t like to bake or don’t have the time, I make all kinds of yummy stuff for them to share with their families,” says co-owner of Kreps Family Farm, Mary-Jane Kreps.
Crafters and business owners explain how much work they put into their products before placing them on display.
“The snowmen of course there’s lots of steps to that. You take your landscape timbers, they have to be cut into the sizes. Then they get painted white, probably two coats,” says Sue.
“I use a lot of homegrown out of my three-acre garden tomatoes and peppers and cucumbers and everything is homemade,” says Mary-Jane.
Some first time vendors say the experience is truly something special.
“It’s good so far. So it’s fun to show other people the products, a lot of people haven’t heard of them,” says Melissa.
They say homemade items could truly make for the perfect holiday season.

The J2K Craft & Vendor Fair is open tomorrow at the Moorhead Center Mall from 10 am to 5 pm.

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