Artisan and Crafters fair to be featured this weekend
An upcoming street fair to feature local crafters and artisans takes place this Saturday in downtown Prineville.
Brandi Ebner, event coordinator for One Decision Management, and Jennifer Hayworth, owner of Home Beautiful in Prineville, are co-producers of the upcoming street fair. Sponsors include Bayberry Lane, Sweet Willow & Company, The Vintage Cottage, the Sage Door, and Rick Steber & Company-- Makers.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., between Fourth Street and Beaver Street — in the intersection by Mosaic Medical. Ebner and Hayworth chose the location because it is close to many restaurants and businesses, while not taking away parking from businesses. Foundry Four will be open for tastings for their coffee during the event.
Hayworth and Ebner wanted to offer the event for Prineville to keep it close to businesses and restaurants and decided to join forces and organize the street fair with their sponsors.
"We are all so tired of having no events go on, and things have not been normal for over a year. We figured that it was probably time to try to put an event together and see what happened," Ebner said of the event. "I have a lot of vendor friends who haven't worked in a year — haven't had a booth and haven't had income. There are a lot of people out there looking for activities to go to."
Hayworth indicated that they wanted an event that would keep the fun and ambiance downtown. She indicated that 80% of the booth must be handmade, recycled, repurposed, or grown in their garden or created by the artist.
A good mix of vendors will be represented, including vintage, recycled, home décor, specialty foods, clothing, jewelry, candles, and art. Hayworth noted that the participants include a vendor who specializes in lettuce and eggs, a candle vendor, one who makes soaps and bath balms, a vendor who makes blankets, and a variety of food vendors. Home Beautiful will also have a booth at the fair.
"It's a pretty wide mix of vendors," added Ebner.
In addition, Meandering Maker will be featuring a contest, "Keep the Peace Furniture Flip." The contest will be free for entrants, who will submit a photo of a furniture item in the original format. They then bring the renovated item to the street fair and it will be judged by the public. The winner will win a $100 in product to keep doing their flips.
"It's kind of something fun that is being added to it as well," she said of the contest.
Hayworth and Ebner emphasized that the event will be following all COVID guidelines. The booths will be distanced at least 10 feet apart and on the sides of the street, so there will be approximately 30 feet throughout the isles. They encourage everyone to distance and wear their masks. Sanitizers and masks will also be available as needed.
Artisans and Crafters Street Fair
Co-Produced by One Decision Management and Home Beautiful
Sponsored by Bayberry Lane, Sweet Willow & Company, The Vintage Cottage, the Sage Door, and Rick Steber & Company-- Makers.
Featuring a variety of crafters and artisan vendors
Fourth Street and Beaver Street—in the intersection by Mosaic Medical
Saturday May 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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