The annual Seaway Festival Wine-n-Craft Show and Farmer’s Market will offer even more bang for a buck this weekend at the Lockwood Civic Center.
Last year’s show attracted more than 1,000 people over the course of the two days with more than 50 vendors on hand offering their wares and produce. The two-day event is slated for Saturday and Sunday and admission is just $1. Along with a wide variety of arts and crafts created by local artisans, this summer marks the third year that visitors to the show will be able to sample and purchase wines produced by northern New York wineries. Locally-grown fruits and vegetables will also be featured.
“We’re always looking for different vendors and for ways to attract more people. The response to having the wineries last year was very positive from both the buyers and the sellers. Hopefully, that’s going to be the case again this year,” noted show organizer Michele Morrison.
Since its start, the Seaway Festival Wine-n-Craft Show and farmer’s market has been a popular attraction. Each year the number of vendors has increased offering a wider range of items for sale. Among the hand-made crafts available are blankets, jewelry, clothing, wood furniture and ceramics as well as various novelty products.
This year’s show which will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Morrison, there are still a limited number of spaces available for rent. The cost of securing a 10’ x 10’ space is $40 for the two days. Half spaces are also available at $20 for both days. Tables can be rented for $5 each. A limited number of spaces have access to electrical outlets. Vendors are asked to bring their own chairs. All vendors must have a New York State Tax License ID number and are responsible for collection of sales tax.
Set-up for the show is slated for Friday starting at 5 p.m.
Among the local crafters expected to be on hand are; Mary Beaudoin (pillows, aprons), Steve Brooks (The Country Shed), Ruth Campbell (place mats, table runners), Linda Cota (rag dolls, sock monkeys), Mary Deloney (The Fun Shop novelties), Donna Garcia (Thirty-one Gifts), Delores Gladding (This N That Crafts), Honey Hill (hand-painted tiles, slate, china, jewelry), Penny Hoadley (afghans, clothespin bags), Chris Lalone (wooden crafts), Michele Morrison (fleece, crochet, ceramics), Jennifer Pickman (Eye Candy, jewelry), Mary Romeo (aprons, doll clothes), Linda Ross (Fabulous Focal Jewelry), William Russell (lamps, collectibles), Alain St. Pierre (Goof-ballz, mittens, fish art), Tammy Smith (knitted, crocheted items, hand-painted wood), Margaret Tiernan (wall-hangings, placemats, pillows), Fran Mesibov (imaginative kitchen and dining gifts), Kristin Burton (soap, lotions, scrubbs, healing pillows), Lynn Murray (local landscape prints), Jill Nevill (It Works products), CJ’s Vintage Collectables, Linda Tyree (Premiere Designs Jewelry), Betty Phillips Jewelry, Roxann Ojeda (aprons, totebags, stuffed toys), Joan Hyde (Mary Kay), Bastas’s Flowers and Gifts, Lisa Roberts and Brandy French.
Wineries offering samples and sales of their products include; River Myst Winery, Americana Vineyards and Winery and Fudge, Thousand Islands Winery, Tug Hill Vineyards, Otter Creek Vinery and Bella Brook.
Nicki Ryan will be on hand to draw cartoon caricatures and the New York Statewide Senior Action Council will be manning a booth.
On hand to sell unique snack items will be; Kim Sherman (Kim’s Cheesecake on a Stick), Uncle Jim’s Backwoods Goods (all-natural seasonings, mixes and meal snacks), JoAnne Roberts (nuts, candy and jam gift packs) and Lee Matthews Maple Products. Mike Lightfoot will have a concession stand set up in the parking lot while Laurie and David Demers are slated to operate an ice cream truck.
“We definitely have a lot of variety again this year. Whether people are looking to buy something for themselves or as a gift for someone else, there’s a little something for everyone,” stated Morrison.
For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Morrison at (315) 393-9274 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.