Old Tobacco Barn Craft Show set for Saturday

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The 18th Annual Old Tobacco Barn Craft Show in rural Solsberry will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The old barn is located on the grounds of the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum.

"A lot of people might not know, but this particular craft show is what inspired myself, my wife and other Sculpture Trail buddies to put sculptures on that property in 2002," Trails founder Gerry Masse explained.

The craft show will feature local crafters selling their items.

"The crafters are all local. My mom, Diane Masse, is the creator of the show. It has always been her intention to provide local crafters and artists an outlet. There are an awful lot around Greene County," Masse explained.

There will be between 10 and 20 vendors set up in the barn selling items that will include birdhouses and a vendor who combs her llamas and weaves on site.

Masse said there will also be a lot of Christmas related hand-crafted decorations, including Santa Claus and snowmen.

"They should be able to get all their Christmas shopping done in one stop," Masse said.

Masse noted one unique aspect of the craft show is the antique feel of the atmosphere and the vendor booths blend together.

They will also be set up in "Santa's Row" for patrons to watch the vendors create their pieces.

"Everything is all blended together instead of separate vendors," Masse explained.

He noted the annual event serves as a meeting ground for locals who often do not get the opportunity to mingle.

In addition to the show, Masse said there will be campfire set up along the trails, and patrons are encouraged to take a walk along the mile-long trail that features sculptures from all over the world.

There will be a wine tasting and food available.

Six local authors will be on hand for an Author's Book Nook. The authors will be selling their books, and from 2 to 4 p.m. will be gathering around a campfire to talk about their books.

Masse added the event will go on rain or shine, and encourages attendees to carpool due to limited parking.

"This will be the last weekend to see the leaves at their peak. Let me tell you, they are gorgeous," Masse said.

For more information or for directions, visit www.oldtobaccobarn.com or www.sculpturetrails.com.

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  • I think a member of our county anti smoking group should inspect this location for public safety and see if it meets their standards since tobacco was once stored there in the past and could have contaminated the area.

    -- Posted by cmfceo on Fri, Nov 1, 2013, at 2:12 AM
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