9.21.2016

More crafters than ever on tap for expanded Fall Craft Fair

Every year, organizers of Ocean Lakes’ popular Fall Craft Fair faced the same scenario: A long list of crafters craving to participate in the event that quickly sold out.

So this year, the 24th Annual Fall Craft Fair has expanded to two days to give all interested crafters a chance to sell their homemade items.

“That way new people could get in,” said Salle Horner, Sandy Harbor and Recreational Activities Coordinator. “We always had so many people on the waiting list to get a booth, but we didn’t have enough spots. Adding a day gives more crafters the chance to participate.”

The two-day Craft Fair kicks off Friday, Sept. 23 in our Recreation Center. Hours are 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Guests staying at Ocean Lakes are exclusively allowed to shop during the first three hours each day. The fair opens to the public at 4 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.

More than 100 crafters over the two days will sell homemade items such as wreaths, jewelry, birdhouses, scarves, soaps, dolls, pictures, woodworking and more.

“There is a variety, a very wide variety of things to buy,” Horner said.

Different crafters will be set up each day. All the booths for Saturday are reserved, but there are some spots for crafters available Friday. A 9x9 booth for Friday is just $20. Reserve your spot by calling our Recreation Center at 843-238-0130.

The Craft Fair is free to attend. For shoppers who need more cash, an ATM is located in the Arcade next to the Recreation Center.

If you go

WHAT | 24th Annual Fall Craft Fair
WHEN | Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24
HOURS | 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Guests staying at Ocean Lakes ONLY during the first three hours each day. The fair opens to the public at 4 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday
WHERE | Recreation Center, Ocean Lakes Family Campground

COST | Free to attend