Crafters returning for annual Market

Learn about the elusive Harrison Sasquatch

The Harrison Craft Market is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Market features handcrafted products from the finest artisans, and takes place in and around the Harrison Memorial Hall.  A number of the vendors from this summer’s Harrison Festival Art Market will be returning for this market.

Jewelry will be prominently featured as master jewelers such as Dragonflies Ceilidh, Blair Waugh, Pink Gargoyle Designs, Karla Swope and others display a wide range in styles and materials. Steve Choi of Choi’s Pottery will be returning with his popular line of Korean pottery and Molly Magid of Mission Clayworks is bringing pottery, sculptures and jewelry. A few local artists will also be selling paintings and/or photographs and art cards.

Also popular at this market are the glass artists. Different styles of glass work will be featured by Kathleen Hahn, Dingolay Fused Glass Creations and the Glass Hive Studio. Eagle Mountain Leather and Valleyden Leather Designs are bringing leather goods, while Busye Bodye Naturals and the Good Suds Soap Company will be bringing high quality herbal body care products.

GM Creations features handmade children’s clothing and accessories and Terrific Creations features placemats, towels, pillowcases and other practical fabric goods. Hank Menkveld will be featuring his scroll saw work, and Vern Stobbe will be selling wooden toys and garden planters and the like. Local author and Chilliwack Progress columnist Margaret Evans will be selling her books and photos. Robyn Shackleton of Sylvan Temple Drums will be selling his handmade drums and musical instruments.

While in Harrison for the Craft Market, you can enjoy other activities taking place in the community. The Muddy Waters Café presents The Hornets on Saturday and the Howlers on Sunday on their outdoor stage. Popular local band The Hornets cover many of the great hits to come out of England in the 1960s and 1970s. Rockin’ blues band The Howlers feature Festival ‘sound guys’ Peter Lepine and Chris Wilson.

On Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harrison Lake Plaza, meet local Sasquatch researchers, Bill Miller and Tom Steenburg and learn about the scientific evidence that supports the existence of this elusive forest creature.  Get the latest news on sightings & encounters in our area and view factual evidence, cast footprints and photographs.

For more information on the Harrison Craft Market call the Festival Society at 604-796-3664 or visit www.harrisonfestival.com. For more information on events in Harrison call Tourism Harrison at 604-796-5581 or visit www.tourismharrison.com.