Pine Forest arts and crafts festival 2021 has 200 vendors

If you have not been to church in a while, you may perhaps want to get started again next weekend. Pine Forest United Methodist Church is staging its 31st once-a-year Craft Competition on Nov. 13. Since its debut in 1990, the occasion has ballooned to nearly 200 distributors.

“They started out with just a few tables in entrance of the church,” mentioned Sue Wilson, the festival’s chairperson. “And every yr it bought more substantial and even larger.”

Wilson expects up to three thousand attendees, building up for previous year’s cancellation due to COVID. The festival’s hook is its sprawling array of cottage crafts like jewellery, soap, quilts, woodwork, seashell artwork, fused glass, and a lot far more.

Seashell art, such as the mirror shown in this file photo, are among the many homemade arts and crafts that will be included in the 31st annual Pine Forest United Methodist Church craft festival on Nov. 13.

“There are a ton of folks that nevertheless make handmade things,” Wilson noticed. “You wouldn’t believe that there would be so lots of any longer. We get additional people each calendar year that do this sort of things.”

The competition draws craft vendors from about a 150-mile radius, which include professional ones that make up only a tenth of the industry. The proceeds from the occasion goes to PFUMC ministries as nicely as neighborhood outreach packages like feeding the homeless and giving faculty materials to Beulah Elementary College. Wilson believed that at the very least 170 volunteers are involved with the pageant.