The Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas ends with the Christmas Crafters Festival at the Bristlecone

CHRISTMAS1Convention Center on Dec. 7. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., people will have the chance to see and purchase work from a variety of vendors.

“Having the Christmas Crafters Festival gives our local crafters a venue to show and sell their crafts,” Bunny Hill said.

This year’s festival features numerous local vendors, who will all be presenting handcrafted and locally made products.

“There are approximately 25 vendors selling homemade items,” Hill aid. “We have candies, crocheted items, jewelry, baked goods, gift items, metal art, soaps and other items to entice and please the public. All items must be handmade and made by local crafters only.”

The community Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m. later that day. And while the weather may be cold and snowy, the Christmas Crafters Festival is a unique way to not only end the Sights, Sounds and Smells of

Christmas, but to give people a chance to pick up locally made items for themselves or for others.
The Great Basin Service Club, which organizes the event, is a passion project for everyone involved and one that they are more than happy to take part in.

“It’s something we enjoy doing as part of our community, for our community,” Hill said.

As the Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas draws to a close, the Christmas Crafters Festival looks to give White Pine County residents a way to support local crafters and a unique way to end the SSSC. And with more than 20 vendors participating, it provides a variety of crafts for people to enjoy.

“I love it all,” Hill said. “Our community is full of hidden talent and this is a great way for the public to get a small peek at some of the talent located in White Pine County.”