FORT MILL TOWNSHIP --
When Thanksgiving dinner is complete, shoppers begin making their Christmas lists and the folks at the Anne Springs Close Greenway prepare for the crowds at the annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show.
For more than a decade, shoppers have flocked to the Dairy Barn on the Anne Springs Close Greenway for the craft show, which features homemade and handcrafted items.
The craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 24. More than 50 vendors have signed up to participate. All items for sale will be “homemade and hand-made gifts,” Special Event and Volunteer Coordinator Mina McLean said, that vendors “have put a lot of effort into.”
“Everything from gourmet foods to children’s items, lots of jewelry and crochet items, and fine photography art,” McLean said. “There will be a lot of great gift ideas.”
This year’s craft show promises to be the biggest ever, McLean said. All vendor spots inside the Dairy Barn have been filled and dozens of vendors have signed up for outdoor spots. Many of the artisans and crafters come from the Fort Mill area, but some travel from parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
It’s a fun way to “buy local,” McLean said, and get unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.
“This isn’t just another Target gift card,” she said.
Many jewelry makers will be selling earrings, necklaces and other creations. Homemade candles will be for sale as well as handmade wreaths and gourmet infused olive oils.
As always, Santa Claus will make an appearance at the Dairy Barn. At noon, he will lead a candy cane hunt outside the Dairy Barn, followed by s ‘more making around a campfire. Pre-register for the hunt at the Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall Street, or by calling 803-547-4575. The candy cane hunt is $3 to participate. Throughout the day, door prizes will be handed out.
Food will be sold by Krystal’s Eats and Sweets.
For more information, call the Recreation Complex at 803-547-4575.