By Anna Skinner
For the seventh year, the Westfield Band Booster Craft Show will return to Westfield High School. The show takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21 with 166 vendors that will be selling homemade or home embellished items.
“It’s fun, we have a lot of unique and homemade items. One thing that makes us stand out is the kids. The band kids help out all day. The vendors love it and come back since the band helps out,” said Kelli Trainor, co-chair of the event. “The kids play music and play holiday ensembles. They also have a bake sale.”
The craft show costs $2 to enter, and the band receives money from the vendor booth space, concessions and admissions.
“There’s a really wide assortment of things there. There’s always some cool stuff, even if you’re not into all the crafty stuff. It’s not all flowers,” said Kelli’s husband, Greg, who is also a co-chair. “We keep it balanced. It’s a juried show.”
The band is in need of between $80,000 and $90,000 for instruments, and the craft show is the biggest fundraiser the band has. In addition to the needed instruments, the band needs to replace their semi-trailer as well.
At the show, there will be baked goods, Christmas or holiday shopping opportunities, wood craft, glass craft, jewelry, clothing, art, baskets and more.
Kelli said there are still volunteers needed to assist with help throughout the day. For more, visit the Westfield Band Boosters Facebook page or westfieldbandboosters.org/craftshow.