On your mark, get ready, shop!
A favorite Paul Bunyan Days event is the two day Art and Crafts Fair sponsored by Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg. The fair is Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 5 on Saturday and 10 – 4 Sunday, at the CV Starr Community Center, 300 S. Lincoln. (click here for a map)
This is what’s known as an artisan fair, as everything is handcrafted. Other fairs may offer items that are mass produced or made overseas, but not this one.
This year there will be more than 70 booths selling all sorts of handmade items, including: jewelry, clothing, art, handbags, quilted items, leather and wooden items, plants and bulbs, stained-glass, pottery, kids’ clothes and toys, ironwork, home goods, herbal products, soaps, rugs and wood carvings. The money earned from the fair goes to support Soroptimist college scholarships for women and Project Sanctuary, which has programs to help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in Mendocino County.
If shopping wears you out, stop for lunch or a treat at one of 7 food booths. Some offerings are: Shaved Ice, Thai food, Soup and Salads, Chocolate, Cowlick’s Ice Cream and Kettle Corn.
Find out how to become a craft show vendor, or learn more about the show, from the sponsor’s web site: Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg.