The elite of the crafters will be located on the Artists Promenade in the area adjacent to the food booths. The craft booths — hailing from the area as well as nationwide — will extend all the way past Federal Avenue to Fourth Street for the first time in festival history.
Among those on the promenade will be the Morgan City High School’s Future Farmers of America club, which will be selling metal work and cypress swings and chairs made by students.
Decorative New Orleans ceiling tins, sized from wall art to king size head boards, will be sold by Ms. Annette’s Ceiling Tins. All are framed in salvaged turn of the century wood. These ceiling tins came from various salvaged commercial buildings from the late 1800s to early 1900s. They are over 100-years-old, and the background paint is original.
These tins come from old school houses, drug stores, banks, opera houses, saloons, churches, etc.
Festival organizers call this booth “a must see.”
Also available will be a New Iberia crafter selling wooden bowls, cutting boards, benches and more. Collectibles from the past including vintage/antique metal signs and posters will be on hand.
Libby D’s Pottery will hold a pottery demonstration and sale in booth 264 by Debbie Robicheaux of Slidell.
Fine art in various mediums will be available from Jon Guillaume, Andrew Spinks, Derrick Patterson and others.
Also available on the promenade will be freshwater pearl jewelry, unique birdhouses made from recycled treasures, blown glass and crocheted baby clothes.
Also available throughout the craft show will be numerous sweets including cold slab fudge, chocolate-dipped waffles, root beer floats, the ever-popular kettle corn and candied nuts, jams and jellies, seasonings and dip mixes, homemade tarts and pies.
Candles, jewelry, woodwork and wooden toys, wind chimes, metal yard art, bug zappers, dog clothes, purses, plants and more will be offered.
A caricature artist will be available to capture your festival memories, and author Jerald Horst will be signing his six non-fiction books about Louisiana.
Mosaic artwork, feather hairpieces, yard signs, prayer box necklaces, embroidered pillows and three dimensional metal yard art will be among the offerings this weekend.
The craft show kicks off Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be open Saturday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.