By David Hotle, The JOURNAL
After boasting a record number of craft fair vendors in 2017, the annual Craft Fair held by the Washington Chamber of Commerce is on track to break that record this year.
Chamber assistant director Alisha Davis said over 90 vendors have signed up as of Friday and there still is a week for vendors to register for a space. This is compared to about 70 vendors who had registered before last year?s event. As the fair enters its 29th year as a mainstay in downtown Washington, Davis said the fair is the largest of its kind in Washington.
?There will be quite a few vendors from last year that are doing it again this year and a lot of new ones,? Davis said. ?There are a lot of craft vendors and a lot of food vendors.?
The craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Central Park. Rain location is the Washington High School gym. Hundreds of people and thousands of crafts are expected, including homemade crafts, home decor, jewelry, lotions and much more. Davis believes there will be many craft items this year that haven?t been displayed in the past. She said four food vendors would be on site. She said the show would offer many unique items that can?t be found elsewhere.
The fair is also being held in conjunction with the Flying Pigs Duathlon. The race will begin at 8 a.m., shortly before the craft fair.
?People can expect lots of different vendors ranging from children?s gifts, clothing, crafts, a lot of fresh produce, and Christmas decorations,? Davis said. ?There will be a wide variety of things. There will be all kinds of handcrafted and direct sales companies offered.?