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Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair promises smorgasbord of goods

Staff writer

Vendors for Hillsboro’s 49th annual Arts and Crafts Fair will spread their wares over six blocks of the city’s downtown from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Brenda Walls, director of the fair, said over 250 craft and art vendors will be at the fair this year along with 24 food vendors.

Items for sale will include upcycled or repurposed items, belts, purses, tote bags, baby quilts, swaddle blankets, soaps, scrubs, body wash, lotions, clothing, food, garden art, gifts, home and seasonal décor, jewelry, leatherwork, and woodcrafts.

Some vendors will sell fine arts. One vendor will sell digital art and another will sell acrylic paintings, Walls said.

A nationally recognized craft show, the fair usually brings 40,000 shoppers to buy arts and crafts of exhibitors selected by a panel of judges.

Area food vendors offer such tasty items as bierocks, kettle corn, roasted almonds, funnel cakes, smoked sausage, verenika, New Year’s cookies, zwieback, and lemonade.

Party-based or multi-level marketing businesses, flea market or antique items are not allowed to sell at the fair.

Last modified Sept. 13, 2018