Craft fair season begins in Alberni

The annual Christmas in the Valley giant craft fair kicks off its 39th year at the Alberni Athletic Hall Nov. 8–10.

The annual Christmas in the Valley giant craft fair, a much loved Christmas tradition, kicks off its 39th year at the Alberni Athletic Hall Nov. 8–10.

Fairgoers will find great lighting with lots of room to peruse crafters’ wares and take part in all the fun activities.

This year’s fair has lots of great things in store. Joining the fair this year are artisans Elspeth Watson, with her functional pottery, and Shannon Kjernisted, with unique hand-worked jewellery.

This year’s kitchen is run by the AV Athletic Association to help raise funds for their elevator project.

The fair also has family-oriented activities like a colouring contest and Make-n-Take craft table. Santa will be there on Friday from 5:30–7 p.m, Saturday and Sunday from 1–2:30 p.m. (by donation).

Fair hours are Friday, Nov. 8 from 3–8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

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