The Formosa Craft Show and More on Sat. Nov. 12th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at Formosa Community Centre, is the ultimate event to view and purchase wonderful items created by talented artisans and crafters from the area. Returning exhibitors will showcase their quality products and the new vendors will amaze you with their unique creations. Definitely something to be enjoyed by all ages!
Local Formosa artisans and creators include; Joan Borho with her stylish, handmade 18 inch doll clothes, Taylor and Billie Martin have gorgeous hair accessories, Lauriss Detzler with appealing pottery, warm tea cozies by Shelley Hallberg and of course, tasty treats from Brenda Voisin’s preserves and maple syrup collection, plus the famous Formosa Lioness Christmas Cake is ready for you to enjoy.
A must have are the delectable handmade chocolates of Harriston’s Ron Galbraith! And Maggie Coutts’ baked goods, including gluten free items, and from Mildmay, Teresa Schnurr’s gifts from her kitchen.
Need Christmas gifts? Look at the possibilities; interesting Usborne books from Ruth Chapman of Hanover, Ann Caldwell of New Hamburg has large soft sided toy boxes and drawstring mats for blocks, Bruce Clavette of Lucknow has superb handmade wooden pens (each with their own story!), Irene Markham of Goderich has fashions for your favourite Barbie doll, and from Goderich, Tony Omahen, with fantastic wooden bowls, urns and serving boards. Purchase a CWL draw ticket and perhaps win a lovely quilt!
Looking for gorgeous fashion accessories? Check out the beaded jewelry from Jeri-Lee Davis of Hanover, Paisley’s Cathy Lund has unique handmade necklaces and scarves, and there is stunning copper jewelry from Robert and Judy Robinson of Stratford.
New this year is Robert Gebhardt of Hanover with quality handmade doll furniture, Andrea Eskritt of Wroxeter with ponchos, pot scrubbies and stuffed toys, Hanover’s Emily Neilsen with recycled chalk boards and gift baskets, also Rosemary Peer-Wade of Georgian Bluffs presenting fashionable Fifth Avenue Jewelry.
For the four footed family member, Hanover’s Kathy Scott would be happy to personalize your pet’s special tag.
Included in gorgeous items are hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, tea cozies, baby clothes, rag quilts from skilled sewers, knitters and crocheters; Clara Cowell of Fordwich, Grace Schill of Wingham, Cargill’s Sherry Wilson, Barbara Bailey of Wiarton and Lynn Timperley of Fordwich
For your home or someone on your list, there are Pampered Chef products from Dianne Schouten of Mount Forest, brightly lit glass blocks from Judy Swift of Fergus. Plus, Rachel Walden of Clinton has a great variety of ornaments, teddys, angels and twig decorations. Melanie Spitzig of Cargill has gorgeous children’s boutique apparel.
Mildmay’s Jackie Danko has Scentsy candles and Brooke Benninger’s Grace Adele purses for every occasion. Trish Norman will dazzle you with her fine candles and now Foxy leggings, and also from Palmerston, Sharon Martin has fabulous flannel bibs, knit cowls, plus the essential texting mitts.
The Formosa Catholic Womens’ League will be providing tasty snacks and light meals all day in the “Country Cafeteria”.
This fantastic event has something for everyone. See you there!
For more information about the 32nd Annual Formosa Craft Show contact Heidi Lorch at 519.392.8230