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Shaker Village to host signature craft fair: Vendors include potters, woodworkers, jewelry makers

SHAKER VILLAGE

Press release

HARRODSBURG —Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will be hosting its 22nd annual Craft Fair on Aug. 4 and 5, 2018. The event is sponsored by Hardscuffle, Inc.

As one of the state’s premier craft events, the Shaker Village Craft Fair features the elite among regional artisans, as well as up-and-coming new artists. The juried event showcases Shaker reproductions and other merchandise made of clay, metal, wood, fiber, mixed media, basketry and glass.

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New to the fair this year is a Kentucky Appalachian Artisans booth representing the works of a dozen artists from Eastern Kentucky, as well as a Kentucky Proud booth showcasing more than 25 food vendors.

Craft Fair is located through the heart of the Village along the historic turnpike. In addition to more than 80 vendor booths, there will be food trucks serving lunch, beverages and desserts.

The Shaker Village Craft Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and above, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under and all annual passholders. Admission includes entrance into the Craft Fair and access to all daily activities at Shaker Village.

About Shaker Village

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. With 34 original Shaker structures, the site is home to the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Demonstrating a commitment to community, sustainability and ingenuity, Shaker Village embraces three pillars rooted in time-honored Shaker legacies, including balanced preservation and conservation; engaged learning and exploration; and warm, spirited hospitality. Onsite services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill include overnight accommodations, dining, beverage and catering services, three craft shops, exhibitions in historic buildings, a farm and garden area, the Dixie Belle Riverboat and 1,200 acres of restored native prairie. For more information, please visit shakervillageky.org.