28th Novemberfest to showcase local artisans’ work this weekend

The turkey is gone and the football games are over, and now that Thanksgiving is done it’s time to get ready for the rest of the holiday season. The Novemberfest Arts and Crafts Fair in Logan will showcase local artisans’ talent Friday and Saturday, giving guests live entertainment and creative gift ideas. Event coordinator Charlene Watts said, “People should want to come to the fair because they will be able to find something wonderful and unique for everyone on their Christmas lists. The vendors have worked very hard in creating one-of-a-kind items that cannot be found in the stores.” With 108 booths displaying products ranging from furniture to photography and from jewelry to winter hats, the Novemberfest will showcase many different products available to be purchased. Most of these products are handmade by local artisans. “This valley is blessed with extremely talented people. A majority of the arts and crafts in the show are hand-crafted by very creative hands,” Watts said. Guests will also be able to watch dancing, listen to musicians and purchase a variety of foods available. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Logan Recreation Center, located at 195 south 100 West. Admission is $1 per person, with kids under five admitted for free. In 1984, Watts and her husband saw a need for a community-based event around this time of year and put together the first Novemberfest. The fair showcased approximately 75 booths in its first few years, and Watts and her husband rented out the first floor of the Logan Recreation Center. As the fair grew in popularity and size, the second floor was rented to accommodate guests. Watts can be reached at 512-9745 for those who have questions. The nativity in front of the Logan Tabernacle will be lighted Friday during a free presentation by the Logan Tabernacle Christmas Concert Series 2011 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The tabernacle is located at 50 North and Main Street and the public is invited to attend. – rachel@cvdaily.com

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