After being cancelled final 12 months due to the pandemic, the 45th annual MU Extension in Cole County Fall Festival is scheduled to be eight a.m.-Three p.m. Saturday on the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fairgrounds.
“There’s a lot of excitement about our event coming back,” stated Lynda Zimmerman, county engagement specialist in vitamin and well being. “Both the public and the vendors really missed it last year.”
More than 140 distributors from Missouri and the encompassing states might be on the fairgrounds for the one-day occasion. Home-based companies might be promoting crafts and different objects, comparable to: floral designs, jewellery, candles, yard artwork, furnishings, child objects, playing cards, quilts, leather-based wallets and belts, baskets, purses, scroll artwork, painted gourds, stepping stones, porcelain, candles, painted indicators and extra.
“Every year, there are always new things. Even if a vendor has been there many times, they usually bring new items and crafts,” Zimmerman stated. “The festival is a great place for people to find Christmas gifts. Because all of our vendors have to be home-based businesses, you find a lot of pure craftsman at our event. You don’t find the types of things they’re offering at stores, so it’s great way to support those businesses.”
Zimmerman stated a whole lot of the distributors are from Cole County and different Mid-Missouri counties.
Admission is $Three for these 13 and older. There is not any cost for kids age 12 and youthful. Food and drinks could also be bought on the occasion. Proceeds from the gross sales assist help native MU Extension applications.
The 2019 competition introduced in about $20,000, and almost four,000 individuals attended.
“It’s our only fundraiser for the year, so people who come out can feel good about supporting extension programs that way,” Zimmerman stated. “It’s become a tradition with many families where they have three generations that come and see what neat things they can find.”