By Mark Ambrogi
The Christmas in October Craft Fair is rich in variety with more than 150 vendors.
“We really have something for everyone,” said Fishers Freedom Festival executive director Jennifer Kehl, who helps runs the craft fair.
The craft fair, which is an important fundraiser for the Freedom Festival, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Rd. Kehl said the fair has been running for more than 20 years.
“Everything is hand-made,” said Kehl, who has been the festival’s executive director for 23 years. “We have all kinds of wood toys. We have holiday items and painted wine glasses. We have doll clothes, jewelry and all kinds of holiday décor.”
Fishers Tiger Stripes Parent Teacher Organization will be on hand to sell food.
Freedom Festival Assistant Director Kym Greiner helps with the craft fair along with volunteers.
All vendors donate an item from their wares for a raffle, Kehl said. All the money from the raffle goes to the Roy Holland Backpack for Kids program for Hamilton Southeastern
The fair will be held in the gym, one of the cafeterias and one of the main hallways. The entrance for the fair is Door FH-19 on the south side of the school.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 13 through high school and seniors (age 62 and older). Children 12 and under are admitted free. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good item for local food pantries. Those that do will receive $1 off admission price.