CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - One of the largest craft fairs in the southeast Missouri region will be held on Nov. 22-23 at the Osage Centre and Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau.
The 44th Annual Arts and Crafts Extravaganza features more than 300 high quality crafters, including many of the finest artisans from across the Midwest.
Last year an estimated 14,000 visitors came through the doors at both locations.
Each booth sells only handmade items and, as a requirement, must pass a rigorous inspection process to participate in the Extravaganza. After the inspection, judges will select and name one booth "Best of Show", per each location, for the 2014 fair.
There will be Christmas candies, fresh roasted nuts, savory holiday dips and sauces, honey, baked goods, homemade jelly and salsa, and delicious fudge.
The craft fair will also feature home enhancing décor like sculptures, framed original art and photography, handmade pottery, leather goods, gourmet dog treats and fashions, wearable art, wood items of every description, toys, knitted, quilted and baby apparel, fabulous wreaths and table decorations, and an array of jewelry.
This year's show will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One ticket is good for admission to both huge locations. Cost for Saturday and Sunday is $5. Sunday is only $3.
The craft show is put organized by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.
Sponsors include the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Red Letter Communications, 573 Magazine, the Southeast Missourian, KBSI Fox-23, RiverRadio, Drury Southwest, SoutheastHEALTH, Ford Groves, Fashion Nails, Primo Vino, Port Cape Girardeau, AnArtParty.Com, Garden Gate, Jerry Ford's Orchestra, and Plaza Tire and Service.