The Listowel Agricultural Society’s spring craft show preludes to the normal summer fair

LISTOWEL— If this year’s Spring Craft Show is any indication, then this summer’s fair will be just as busy as previous years, if we’re lucky.

The annual Spring Crafts Fair took over the Agriculture Hall last weekend – the first time they’ve been able to be held indoors since the pandemic began. Because of the pandemic, the show looked a little different. They had so many vendors they had to split the show over two days instead of one. In total, they had 60 vendors, ranging from jewelers to food artisans.

Admission to the show was by donation. Donations go to the Agricultural Society Meal Program, where they supply the Salvation Army, Food Bank and It Takes a Village with fresh milk.

Elizabeth Johnston is president of the Listowel Agricultural Society. She says the community is really excited to be able to do the show. It’s been a balancing act planning events between closings and after that last Christmas show they weren’t sure if they could plan it. Luckily the weather permitted and they were able to have a normal show. Weather permitting, Johnston says this upcoming summer fair will be completely back to normal.

“We haven’t had a typical fair since 2019, so we’re delighted that this year we’re planning an in-person fair complete with everything traditionally found at the fair.”

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Lana T. Arthur