Becky Corns, with Becky’s Country Candles, will hold her annual “Crafters Sale” Aug. 5 and 6 with more than 170 vendors participating over the weekend.
The annual event will be held at the home of Becky and Max Corns at 6685 Boyd Road in Fayette County. Becky said there is no admission to the event and that there are necessary facilities located around the sale, including bathrooms. The sale will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 and will remain open until 6 p.m. Then on Sunday, Aug. 6, it will open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
After a successful first year, the couple decided that they wanted to continue donating their time and space to be used for this large vendor fair. This year makes the third-annual event and Corns said it will include food vendors, free parking, multiple shuttles coming between the parking lot and the sale site, and benches to rest at while at the sale.
“The reason we have this is because it is giving back to the community and giving vendors some place to go that is laid-back and friendly,” Corns said. “When I was getting started there was no free anything, but this way they don’t have to worry about spending a whole bunch of money on a booth fee. I know I had one little girl who had been out here last year to scout it out and said that she was going to try it this year….and it is her first year to be in any craft show. She said that it wasn’t as intimidating as some of the shows that she had been to. I told her that this is where she can get her feet wet.”
This year’s vendors include Henna Tattoo Artist (Penni AlZayer), food vendors, Paul’s Potatoes (Frye Trailer), Miami Trace Athletic Boosters Food Trailer, Primitive Crafts, furniture, quilts, candles, scentsy, Broken Yolk Antiques (Ben & Joni Thacker Smith), Jamberry, Pampered Chef, Primitives by Nikki, Gypsygal Boutique Van, Signs by Norm Caplinger, jewelry of all kinds and even a Pony Petting Zoo provided by Michele Snider on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We have new vendors, ones that have been doing this for years and even one lady who has been setting up at places for over 20 years,” Corns said. “You may have someone beside you (at the event) who has been doing craft sales for years, so you need to make yourself known and hopefully those veterans who have a novice next to them can be friendly, help them out and not be uppity. We are doing this to help people out. Maybe your prices are a little high or you don’t quite have what people are looking for, but these other vendors can help. I like to have a large diversity, you know a little bit of something for everyone.”
For more information, “like” the Becky’s Country Candles Crafters Yard Sale event page on Facebook or contact Becky Corns at (740) 335-5680.
Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy
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