54th Once-a-year Scorching Springs Arts and Crafts Good Oct. 6-8

The 54th Annual Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Truthful will be held Oct. 6-8 at the Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Ave.

Clearly show hours are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“The all-volunteer Extension Homemakers Arts and Crafts Committee has been doing work difficult to make this the very best Good ever,” a information release said.

The committee begins the new seller jury process in January and carries on in the course of the yr “to bring new, excellent items to our Hot Springs show in Oct. We now have in excess of 200 sellers from Arkansas and 10 further states.”

In addition to the “lots of returning vendors that our consumers adore, we have quite a few new vendors. As often, you will come across jewelry, candles, soaps and lotions, T-shirts and other adorned outfits, purses, towels, house decor for vacation and every day decorating, large live mums, personalized travel mugs and seasonal objects,” the launch said.

There will be new wood carvers with a vast wide range of things together with the popular charcuterie boards and hummingbird houses, glass wind chimes, repurposed denim, poured paint, leather-based things, steel artwork, concrete garden decor, metallic firepits, indoor and out of doors home furniture and there will be two authors with their kid’s textbooks.

“The EHC Kitchen is occupied obtaining completely ready to provide handmade ham and bean dinners, hen salad, doughnut holes, chocolate and oatmeal cakes, along with hamburgers, sizzling dogs, nachos, fries, and drinks.” They will provide breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings starting at 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. “You can sit down and dine in air-conditioned comfort and ease,” the launch mentioned.

There will be foods vendors featuring a variety of meals and beverages which includes funnel cakes, kettle corn, roasted nuts, barbecue, and the preferred Texas twister fruit consume.

“You will also come across a bouncy house and rides for the minimal types as nicely as a no cost petting zoo.

“Two ATM equipment will be on the grounds for your comfort. Wheelchairs and strollers are accessible free of charge,” the launch claimed.

There is no charge for admission or parking. Complimentary golf cart taxi rides are accessible from the parking location for those people that will need them. They will obtainable to assistance get purchases to vehicles, as well.

“One thing for all people! A good time to commence your purchasing for slide and vacation decor, as effectively as your Xmas shopping for distinctive gifts that you will not uncover elsewhere,” the release stated.

“There will be so a lot to see you will want to strategy to expend a complete working day (or possibly two) shopping. There are plenty of spots to sit and relaxation, have a snack, or try to eat lunch.

“We appear forward to looking at returning consumers as perfectly as those people that will be attending for the very first time.”


From still left are committee member Peggy Barnett, Yasmin J. Martin, and Jo Spoerle. Martin makes use of organic yarns for her scarves this kind of as wools, alpaca, silks, bamboo, and lama. The scarves are performed in basic weave with pickup. It can take her about 20 several hours to entire a scarf. Just after the scarves are woven, they need to be damp finished. This system provides the yarn back again to its all-natural state. Martin has been weaving for a though and she is now retired and can now expend much more time for her craft. She also teaches courses on weaving. – Submitted picture


From still left are committee member Marcia Albaugh, Justin Miller, and member Christina Clement. Miller, a life span resident of Garland County, has been crafting with leather-based for about two and a 50 percent many years. Miller has constantly loved baseball, and although going for walks as a result of a flea sector a person working day, he saw an aged baseball glove and made a decision he would check out accomplishing some perform with leather. He has produced some exceptional and valuable leather-based items such as wallets. – Submitted photo


From left are committee member Marcia Albaugh, Bryan Miller, and member Merylann Black. Miller is a landscape artist who does pen and ink, oil paints and some prints. He is influenced by mother nature. Some topics are from the Hot Springs region, but he also likes traveling and likely to countrywide and condition parks. He also has an show at Garvan Woodland Gardens in the Magnolia Area. – Submitted photograph


From remaining are committee member Jo Spoerle, Marilyn Sutton and member Merylann Black. Sutton, wool needle felting and decoupage, decorates wooden barn pegs that are around 100 a long time old with felted wool, and has wool felted acorns and plaques. She takes advantage of 95% wool for her felting, does seasonal products such as tumble, Xmas and Halloween, and also likes to use vintage products this sort of as teapots to display her goods. – Submitted picture