Mossville Art and Craft Fair this weekend

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Fall will seem a little closer with this weekend’s 29th annual Art and Craft Fair in Mossville at the Hayloft Shops.

More than 30 artists and craftsmen will be on the lawns demonstrating their work as folk music is played.

The American forms of the following arts and crafts will be available for visitors to see and learn about: black iron forging, woodworking, painting, stitchery, jewelry making, thrown pottery, wood turning, basket weaving, rock carving, wood intrarsia, spinning and weaving.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Satuday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The Hayloft Shops are located near Old Galena Road and Illinois Route 29.

The Hayloft Shops’ Becky Schotthofer will continue her tradition by presenting the 2011 annual Armetale Christmas plate and her Christmas Across America ornament of Alaska. She designs the pieces herself, and they are cast in Armetale metal, each in its own sand mold. She will be available to sign the pieces.

Raymond Noh of Noh Foods International of Hawaii will be at the event all three days to promote the Hawaiian Gourmet foods at The Hayloft Gourmet Shop. Food demonstrations and tastings will be available, including the Noh Hawaiian BBQ sauce, a specialty at Hayloft for more than a decade.

Regular and new merchandise will be on sale and Willow Knolls Antiques will have its grand opening at The Hayloft.

Lunch will be available from the award-winning Blue Flame BBQ.

The Mossville volunteer firemen also host their annual pancake breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mossville Fire Station, 10510 Moss St.