The show will be held over five weekends at its new location in the Creating Centre de créativité on High Street. Each Saturday and Sunday from November 15 to December 13 will feature five different crafters displaying their work.
Excellent Events director Samme Putzel, who organized the fair, said COVID-19 would not stop the almost four-decade-old Vankleek Hill tradition. “Since Phil Arber started the Christmas Craft Fair 39 years ago, Excellent Events has always represented Vankleek Hill village as a safe haven to celebrate peace and joy in our community,” she said. “We are finding ways on the Internet, through Facebook, and at Creating Centre de créativité to carry on these traditions.”
Information about the stalls and crafts will be posted on Facebook before each weekend, giving patrons time to view what was on offer before attending in person. The small number of crafters at each event would make it easier for shoppers to socially distance, Putzel said.
“Many of our favourite crafters who have attended our traditional craft shows in the past will be back this year with their wonderful and unique handicrafts,” she said. “The craft fair has been going for 39 years. We’re not going to give up now.”
More information can be found at creatingcentre.ca/excellentevents/ or the Excellent Events Facebook page.