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Letchworth slates arts & crafts show, sale

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Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
Image courtesy of The Arts Council for Wyoming County
Image courtesy of The Arts Council for Wyoming County

The Arts Council for Wyoming County will present the 44th annual Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show & Sale on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 12-14).

As one of the top 100 classic art festivals in the U.S., this show continues to attract a large audience as it is considered to be a prime family-friendly destination. Guests can enjoy the creativity of some of the country’s finest visual and performing artists, artisans and crafts people, as well as a vast array of traditional and unique foods.

The event is held at the Highbanks Recreation Area of Letchworth State Park, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” and voted the No. 1 state park in the U.S. in 2015. Organizers said, “The venue is a key component that sets this festival apart from all others. The ambience created by spectacular canyon views and peak fall foliage throughout the park is unparalleled. The festival could be considered the premiere holiday shopping opportunity of 2019 for you, your friends and family. Choose from some of the best pottery, paintings, quilts, fiber arts, handcrafted jewelry, photography, furniture, decorative painting, dried floral arrangements, packaged specialty foods, and so much more. Over 300 artisans display their wares, along with food vendors, live entertainment, and other fun activities for the entire family.”

Included in the entertainment lineup this year is Eric Kelly & Trilogy, the Upstate New York Folk Group, and the 3D Line Dancers (on Sunday). Parents are invited to visit the expanded Kids Zone toward the rear of the festival, where kids’ faces and nails can be transformed into works of art.

Most performances are scheduled for 1 p.m. each day.

Admission to the show is free with a $10-per-car entry fee to the park.

Handicapped parking is available, along with curbside pickup of heavy purchases. For more information, call the ACWC at 585-237-3517 or visit www.artswyco.org.

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