Craft show will be held on Saturday
This Saturday will mark the 24th year for Washington’s annual craft show held on the square.
Washington Chamber of Commerce executive director Michelle Peiffer said there will be 75 to 80 vendors with a wide variety of crafts available.
“We try to have a good variety of lots of crafts,” Peiffer said. “So we’ll see everything from people who are really taking advantage of that shabby chic look and they’re making items you would find on Pinterest. Then we’ll have people who are doing some more traditional crafts. They offer quilting and some antiques.”
Other craft vendors will have personalized items available, such as hand-stamped jewelry and wood signs, Peiffer said.
Each year the show has a good turnout, she said. The event brings in a lot of out of town visitors to Washington every year.
“We get a couple thousand of people at the show every year, and not just from Washington,” Peiffer said. “They come from Mt. Pleasant to Fairfield and Iowa City. It has become quite a draw.”
The morning is usually the busiest time for the show, Peiffer said.
“I know that we get a big rush right at 9 a.m. because everybody wants to get the first pick of everything ” Peiffer said.
The majority of the vendors have been at the craft show before and come from across Iowa, but there are some participants from local states, such as Wisconsin and Illinois, Peiffer said.