It’s that time of year again, for one of the largest free craft sales in the area, Decorah High School's 28th annual Craft Sale at Decorah High School this weekend November 2nd and 3rd.The hours are a bit different each day, they are on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3rd, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. If you are not familiar with Decorah, the address is 100 East Claiborne Drive. And best of all, they will have hourly door prizes, so make sure you sign up when you enter the craft sale!
This is a great time of year to start thinking seriously about holiday gifts and what better place to find something special, handmade, maybe even one of a kind than at a craft sale? From jewelry, (yes, I did say JEWELRY) to woodcarvings to crocheted and sewed items, to lighted designer accents, you will find it all and much more at this huge craft sale—probably even specialty items just for you while your shopping for family and friends. And I will have my photography there as well with enlarged framed scenics and wildlife to general all occasion cards and holiday cards. I also have the perfect small gift items of framed panoramic views from our area on tiny easel/plate holder. And don’t forget the food booths with homemade goodness to take home to the family!
The craft sale is held a week later this year at the newly $20 million dollar renovated Decorah High School in the new cafeteria, new main gym, and renovated practice gym. With over 100 different vendors this is sure to be the largest offerings ever offered for the craft sale. There were 25 more booth spaces available due to the larger facilities and this year I am excited to report that I will be there with my photography and you can find my booth in the practice in one of the gym’s corner.
One of the chairpersons had this to say about the event, “There is something for everyone. Absolutely no resale items allowed. We keep the Decorah show a true craft show made by the vendors. There is a lunch booth provided by the music boosters, door prizes, and also a raffle.”
What could be more fun than winning one of the hourly door prizes, besides putting in only a $1 a chance to win raffle items donated by Decorah Area Merchants to be given away after the show? Can’t beat that!
DHS Music Department faculty Jim Fritz, Nicole James, and Jason Rausch have this to say, “All proceeds from the craft sale goes directly to the Decorah Music Department and will allow the student musicians to reach their fullest potential without undo financial restrictions.”
What better way to give back to the students in our community area and show off your craft/talent at the same time. I’m not sure if there are any booths left, but I did see an article in one of the papers that suggested there might be. To find out more information on this matter or to sign up for a booth next year if there is an opening, contact Delores Koch at 515-528-2242 for more information.
We hope to see you at Decorah’s huge craft sale this weekend! Pick up your friends and come out for a marathon shopping day and get your craft sale on!