Forget about going to the malls, trying to find parking, waiting in long lines and spending tons of money on items you see everyday. The 3rd Annual Best Buddies Craft Fair had everything to offer from jewelry, to organic soaps, clothing, paintings, wood carvings, hats and scarfs, candles, Uggs (Were they the real thing?!) and so many more creative arts that you do not need to go anywhere else to get your holiday shopping done, it can be accomplished all under one roof. I had to make sure I picked up some hot sauce again from the Chelsea Fire “wicked hot” sauce vendor. This sauce is very hot, but has a nice smokey, flavorful taste to it and you can put it on almost every type of food! It is one of my favorite hot sauces. It is made with Habanero peppers so you want to be careful if you are a rookie!
The fair was held in the Lexington High School Gymnasium and Craft Fair organizer Janet Paz did such a great job in making this event run smoothly. There were so many crafter’s that they completely filled the gym as well as the main hall. This event brings LABBB staff and their families, parents, relatives, people from the LABBB community and crafters from all around Massachusetts and it is growing bigger and bigger each year. The Lexington Lion’s club was also there this year doing their annual coat drive.
The early snow on Saturday morning did not scare anyone from coming to the fair and kids as well as adults came to visit the vendors. It is also a social event and very interesting to talk with the vendors and learn how they created their unique crafts. Every year we see something new and different and everyone had something to offer that caught the eye of the visitors.
Enjoy some of the pictures from the 3rd annual Craft fair. Thank you to everyone who made this a big success!