Huron River Craft Fest
2nd Annual Huron River Craft Festival 2012
October 6, 2012
Last year, we created an exciting new venue where our leading area craft artisans displayed and sold their wares. It was a great success. The Huron Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in this year’s event.
FishHuron, a group of Huron area businessmen and fishing enthusiasts are sponsoring the 4th annual Fall Walleye Challenge on Saturday, October 6, around the Boat Basin, 330 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fast-growing event draws 80 teams of four anglers each, from around the Midwest. It’s an awesome sight to see all these boats heading out into the lake as the sun is rising.
This combination of events, as well as food vendors, attracts Huronites and visitors to the Boat Basin area all day long. All of our artisans were very pleased with the turn out last year when we were blessed with a perfect fall day.
The fee for a 10’ x 15’ space is $40 or $25 for members of the Huron Chamber of Commerce. For information on Chamber membership visit www.huron.net.
Electrical access is an additional $10. Additional spaces are full price. No half spaces. You must bring your own display equipment, including tables and chairs if desired.
Set-up time will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Do not set up your display until you register.
Contact us via email at Chamber@huron.net to register or click here for registration form.
1st Huron River Craft Fest
Enjoys Sunshine, Success
Spectacular fall weather on Saturday, October 8, 2011, created the perfect backdrop for a new event tradition here in Huron. More than 300 fishermen turned out for the 3rd annual FishHuronOhio Walleye Challenge and hundreds of shoppers came to the boat basin grounds in search of a huge variety of craft items showcased at the Chamber of Commerce’s first annual Huron River Craft Fest.
“We are very pleased with the response we had for this first craft show,” said Chamber president Bruce Miller. Nearly two dozen artisans from around the state displayed all kinds of things, ranging from hand-painted gourds, stained and fused glass items, a breathtaking array of beach glass pieces, watercolor paintings, jewelry of all kinds, to colorful pieces of hand-thrown pottery.
Chamber members manned a snack bar and small gift shop stocked with Huron memorabilia. Board member Grant Cornell served some of his store’s gourmet coffee, fresh-squeezed cider and doughnuts to the hungry shoppers Vendor Tom Steinmetz carried out the fishing theme, serving hundreds of his famous perch sandwiches.
The fishermen went home with prize money and lots of tall stories about the one that got away and the shoppers carried home lots of unique treasures.