Event features local artists, authors and craftspeople.
Interested in seeing arts and crafts from your local community, or speaking with local authors about their work? Come see the best the region has to offer as Hobart and William Smith Colleges hosts the 2nd annual Book and Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday, Nov. 19 in the Bristol Field House. The event is free and open to the public and parking will be available.
The fair will feature goods created by members of the local community, including jewelry, baked goods, furniture, art, photography, jams, honey and more. In addition, 17 authors and illustrators will be on hand to exhibit books and talk with visitors about their works, some of which were recently featured at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival.
One such individual is Barbara Stewart, author of “The Complete How To Kazoo.” With audience participation, Barbara will demonstrate How to Kazoo for the Holidays: kazooing for “off or on-beat holiday celebrations” during the fair.
Just a few of the 50 individuals and organizations with arts and crafts at the fair: The SERRV Shop from The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, selling international hand crafted items; Ray Miller, with custom steel tables; Kitchen Blessings, baked goods; Nordic Farms, jams and jellies; Kevin Colton, hand carved decoys and Seneca Vegetables, selling honey, jams, garlic, gourds and dried flowers. Children’s activities will include games, story readings, music and food.
Lucille Smart, manager of the College Store and one of the organizers of the event, was interviewed on Finger Lakes News Radio on Tuesday, Nov. 14. You can listen to the interview by clicking the “play” button below: