SHAKER VILLAGE — The 16th annual Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Craft Fair will feature nearly 70 artists and craftspeople from the commonwealth as well as states as far away as Pennsylvania and New York.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Publicist Aimee Reed-Darnell said the long-running craft fair is "an established event that offers some of the finest handmade crafts you'll find anywhere."
"We are happy to have several new vendors at this year's craft fair, such as mixed-media artist Pamela Zevotek of Springfield, glass studio Shambro-La of Lexington and The Herb Shack of Louisville," Reed-Darnell explained.
"Shaker Village also has many loyal vendors who return year after year for this elite show. Jean Morphew's Ladybug Baskets from Harrodsburg are always a big hit, along with Pod's Forge Metal from Wilmore. We are always delighted to welcome our vendor partners back each year."
Last year, more than 2,000 visitors shopped for high quality handmade crafts in this beautiful and historic setting during the craft fair.
"The Shaker Village Craft Fair offers something for everyone in every interest in every price range," Reed-Darnell said. "These are unique, hand-crafted items that you don't find everywhere."
The fair boasts an assortment of crafts including pottery, jewelry, glass ware, woven rugs, needle craft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions. The Shaker Village Craft Fair has been chosen in the past as one of the Top Five Festivals in Kentucky by participating artisans.
Other local vendors participating include: wood-worker Mark Eubank of Eubank; wood-worker Eddie Dugan, Scroll Saw Works, Harrodsburg; wood-worker Alan McIntosh of Harrodsburg; wood-worker Lynn Schwantes of Lancaster; Becky Debord's Wireworks Jewelry of Science Hill; ceramic work by Cynthia Carr of Harrodsburg; Laura Kellersberger's Phoenix Creative Metal of Salvisa; and Gina Eubanks of Eubank.
Special guests at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Craft Fair include Shelly and Bruce Richardson of Perryville's Elmwood Inn Fine Teas; oval box maker David Kramer of Cynthiana; the Plein Aire Painters of the Bluegrass; author Barbara Napier of Snug Hollow Farm; and author Maggie Green of The Green Apron Company.
Music will be provided by Jessamine Station Dixieland Band, and fiddlers Allie and Kelly Hagan.
IF YOU GO
16th Annual Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Craft Fair
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
Hours and admission
Reduced admission: $10/ages 13 and above; $5/ages 6-12; free/ 5 and under
Village hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fair hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday
Information: (859) 734-1545, (800) 734-5611, ext. 1545 or email@example.com