The Midlands Crafter’s Association is hosting its annual Spring Arts and Crafts Market this weekend at the State Farmers Market on Charleston Highway in western Columbia.
The market is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Parking and admission are free. Attendees will enjoy unique handicrafts from over 165 vendors. Local artisans and businesses from across the Midlands offer items such as jewellery, children’s clothing and accessories, pottery, artwork, photography, woodworking, handbags, Christmas crafts, ornaments, wreaths and handmade crafts that beautify the home and garden for spring. season.
According to Jamie Organ, senior event co-ordinator for the Midlands Crafter’s Association, the market’s aim is to help support small businesses in the Midlands and is one of three shows held each year. “We will have another show this fall and another during the Christmas season,” she said. Estimated total attendance for each show is nearly 9,000 attendees per show totaling over 24,000.
Those attending the market will have the opportunity to participate in a silent fundraising auction with proceeds going to Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. A selection of vendor items and additional community donations will be part of the silent auction to benefit the hospital. The draw will take place on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Also featured on Sunday is a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny and Cousin’s Maine Lobster food truck, as seen on TV’s Shark Tank.
Visit midlandcrafters.wix for details.