How about a fast post about an authentic Mohawk Valley adventure I enjoyed this afternoon, and which local readers can enjoy themselves, if they read this post and act before tomorrow afternoon. I attended the Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Show.
Full disclosure: I did not go so much for the arts and crafts as to spend time with family members. I’m up for almost anything if I like the people I’m doing it with. Still, the show was definitely worth a walk-through. I saw some great jewelry, art, and food.
The show takes place in the Sauquoit Valley Middle School, and they use a lot of space in that school. The gym is filled with booths and so are many of the classrooms. Most of the classes had only three or four vendors, with signs outside the door telling you who was in there. We got to the show just after two, when things were less busy than they were earlier. In previous years we have gotten there between 10 and 11 a.m., and what a crowd scene that is! Even then it is fun to look at the things.
I admired some jewelry, knitted apparel, scarves, decorations and more. I greedily sampled dips, cheese spread, fudge, and popcorn. Previous years we have gotten lunch, but most of our group were not hungry. I felt a little peckish, so when we saw the pie room, I went in for a cup of coffee and piece of apple pie. Yum! At least we were all happy to sit down and have a drink.
I purchased a wooden race car for my delightful great-nephew, Shepherd. I had not gotten him a present for his recent third birthday, so I was happy we found something he wanted. There was some jewelry there I really liked, but I somehow feel I should not spend money on myself between Halloween and Christmas (oh, I do spend money on myself at this time; I just do not feel that I should be doing so).
The craft fair continues tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sauquoit Valley Middle School, 2648 Sulphur Springs Rd., Sauquoit, NY. Admission is $3.