Brundidge Arts, Crafts Show set Saturday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 10, 1999

The Annual Brundidge Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday in downtown Brundidge on the lawn of the historic Bass House.

The show will open at 9 a.m. and close around 4 p.m.

The show has been a fall event for 27 years and originated as an opportunity for local crafters to display and sale their creations and also an opportunity for a unique holiday shopping experience.

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"Since day one, our show has been limited to homemade and homecrafted items," said Jimmy Hollis, president of the Brundidge Business Association, sponsor of the event. "We have a lot of talent people in our area and we wanted to provide an opportunity for them to sell their crafts in an open air type market. The arts and crafts show has been a very successful event for us for a long time and we expect to have another successful show this year."

Hollis said this year’s show offers all of the traditional holiday show favorites – ornaments, wreaths and indoor and outdoor decoration items.

"A lot of people use our show to pick up unique decorating items for Christmas and Thanksgiving," Hollis said. "They also find a variety of gifts for Christmas giving and a very reasonable prices."

Woodcrafts will be a feature of this year’s show.

"I can’t say woodcrafts and let it go at that because we’ll have such a variety," Hollis said. "Things made from wood, things painted on wood, things carved in wood – a big variety."

There will also be a large number of fabric crafts including appliques and painted shirts, ceramics and a variety of art work.

"And it wouldn’t be a show without food booths and we’ll have an excellent variety of them," Hollis said. "All of the traditional fun foods – hotdogs, hamburgers, sausage dogs, ice cream, french fries and, of course the latest fad foods – blooming onions and potatoes and funnel cakes."

The Pike County High School Sports Boosters will have barbecue plates with all of the trimmings ready for pickup around 11 a.m. and the word is that it’s some of the best barbecue around.

"We want to invite everyone to our Arts and Crafts Show and to our town," Hollis said. "Our downtown merchants have a big variety of gift ideas and we invite all visitors to take time to browse in our shops while in town."