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.

Just Posted

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

Despite what seems like a demotion, B.C. Dairy Association insists its inclusion is still integral

Sewage fees going up 10% in Harrison Hot Springs

Residential homes will pay $22.50 more in 2019 to flush their toilets

Origami-inspired art lights up Chilliwack art gallery

Chilliwack textile sculpture artist Sylvie Roussel-Jannsens presents Whole, a solo exhibition

Missing Chilliwack man last seen on Island 22

Paul James Braumberger, 66, hasn’t been heard from since Jan. 11

AESS senior girls eyeing spot in basketball provincials

The team needs to move up one more ranking get a place in the championships

VIDEO: Harrison sailor looking for competitors to race model boats

Bernhard Van Velze is hoping to create a club for model sailboats at Harrison Lake

Former Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

M’s legend Edgar Martinez, Rivera, Mussina also make the grade

South Surrey mother ‘never called 911’ after killing daughter, court hears

Crown submits evidence shows Lisa Batstone wanted eight-year-old Teagan to die

Why would the B.C. legislature need a firewood splitter?

First sign of police involvement in investigation of top managers

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Heavy snowfall expected for Coquihalla, Okanagan valley

Coquihalla highway, the Connector, and Highway 3, from Princeton to Allison Pass are getting snow.

Judge annuls hairdresser’s forced marriage to boss’ relative

Woman was told she’d be fired if she didn’t marry boss’s Indian relative so he could immigrate here

Video: Runaway Coquihalla dog returned to owner

Archer, the dog found roaming along Coq. Hwy. on Jan. 19, has been reunited with owner

Most Read