Craft show expected to draw thousands this weekend

Posted: Nov. 14, 2013 8:30 am Updated: Nov. 28, 2013 9:15 am
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

It will be a full house at the Oakley-Lindsay Center this weekend as the County Treasures Craft Show returns to Quincy. Organizers say that 130 booths will be set up, packing the exhibition halls of the hall.

The Country Treasures Craft Show was one of the first large events at the OLC, and it is now in its 18th year.

Rob Ebbing, executive director of the OLC, said organizers bring the show to Quincy twice a year.

Cara Severit of Jann Severit Promotion, which organizes the show, said there should be something for everyone.

“There will be a lot of holiday items, of course,” she said. “Jewelry, candles, ornaments. We have a lot of people that do gourmet foods. We have florals, furniture, framed prints, primitive items.”

Severit said the goal is to have different varieties for customers. Typically, about 75 percent of the vendors previously have attended the show.

“We only allow so many in each category, so we don’t have an overabundance of one particular item,” she said. “We like to have a variety.”

Severit said typically 6,000 to 8,000 people will visit the show over the weekend, though it depends on the weather.
Ebbing said he isn’t surprised that the event draws so many people as the holidays approach. Usually, the Quincy Service League’s Holiday Gift Show is during the same weekend, but it will be the following weekend this year.

The craft show is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3. Children 12 and under are free.

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