Fair thee well


Here is a scene that shows what visitors might discover at the annual Eunice Craft Fair this month. (Photo courtesy of Eunice Activity Center)

Support your local crafters and artisans in the American Dream City! If you live in Arlington and like handmade, unique and specialty items, you’ll want to check out the annual Annual Eunice Fall Craft Fair, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Eunice Activity Center (1000 Eunice St.).

The fair is a family-friendly event that will feature a bounce house, face painter and balloon artist. You can also enjoy lunch from local food trucks and get a free snow cone for dessert.

The Eunice Fall Craft Fair is the first of two annual activities of this type on the city schedule. In addition, Olde Town Christmas, scheduled to take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 6, is a fabulous holiday market complete with a Santa Claus visit, hot chocolate and holiday entertainment.

Both fairs are free and are timed ideally for visitors to take part in some holiday shopping. The organizers work to promote and inspire local crafters and artisans to elevate the creative culture of the American Dream City and bring the best in handmade goods to Arlington. Visitors can expect a lot of variety at these events.

Both Arlington craft fairs will feature quality goods from more than 75 local artisans. Items for sale will include baked goods, wall canvas pieces, handmade jewelry, crocheted and knitted items, paper goods, handmade wooden furniture and decor, gourmet candy, quilts, wreaths and more at prices ranging from under $1 to more than $100.

Visitors who show up early to the events can double their chances to win a handmade door prize.

For more information about the Eunice Fall Craft Fair or to be a vendor, call 817-277-8091. For more information about Olde Town Christmas or to be a vendor, call 817-277-5001.