One last reminder that the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s Fall Fine Craft Fair is next weekend, October 17th 10am – 6pm and 18th 11am – 5pm. It’s at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA, and it’s going to be packed with fun! From the Guild’s website:
Celebrate the rich colors of autumn and find beautiful and functional gifts for the home and family with the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Festival as it returns to Montgomery County Community College October 17 and 18.
Support those who support the Earth and make durable, locally-made fine crafts part of your lifestyle. Buying handmade, long-lasting crafts is better for the earth too because many craftspeople observe sustainable practices. They are conscious about the impact their creative process has on their environment and future generations. Many also reduce their waste by using reclaimed and repurposed materials. This year, craftsmen who use sustainable practices are identified with a “Guild Green” sign.
Supporting craftspeople in your region is as important as supporting your local restaurant. Craftspeople are small business owners, who pay local taxes and support local institutions just like you. Local, regional, and national craftspeople exhibit annually at the Pennsylvania Guild fine craft fairs. This year, there are more than 30 craftsmen participating who live within a 30 mile radius of Blue Bell. More than half of the festival’s 100 craftspeople live within a 100 mile radius.
Explore the hundreds of one-of-a-kind, individually handmade works by 100 craftspeople in glass, jewelry, pottery, wood, metal, fiber, clothing, furniture and more. The Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair is an opportunity to support the region’s best craftspeople while finding functional and decorative craft.
Among the new and exciting festivities are a variety of live musical performances.Acoustic Roadshow returns on Saturday October 17, with the lively sounds of a returning favorite, the Martin Family Band.Then on Sunday, October 18, enjoy music by Tin Kettle, an Irish and old time band and solo artist Butch Imhoff.Admission: $7 adults, free to members and children 12 & under
(groups tickets are available for parties of 10 or more, call 717-431-8706 for details)Whether from north, south, east or west, here are your options.$1 off discounts for two are available. Simply go here.Guild GreenSome exhibitors will show off a signs recognizing their environmentally sustainable craft practices.