Shoppers flock to arts and crafts fair

Perfect fall weather brought shoppers out in droves to the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair on downtown streets Saturday.

Pam Riesen fair board member said they estimate anywhere from 45,000 to 50,000 people flocked to Hillsboro Saturday to shop and view the goods of 304 vendors and enjoy good food, buys and company.

Vendors from across the country were selling jewelry, doll clothes, household items, and metal works among other things.

“The crowds were up and every vendor I talked to had an excellent good day,” Riesen said. “Everyone was buying and selling.”

According to Riesen, most of the vendors were cleaned up and gone from town by 7 p.m.

“There was actually very little for us to clean up,” Riesen said. “We had our booth and some odd and end things but for the most part vendors picked up everything and couldn’t tell they were ever there.”

 

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