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Arts alive! It's Webb Craft Fair time in Bell Buckle

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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The 35th annual Webb School Arts & Craft Fair kicks off this Saturday.
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The Bell Buckle Chamber of Commerce and The Webb School are excited about the 35th anniversary of one of Tennessee's favorite festivals.

The Webb School Art and Craft Festival will kick off Saturday at 9 a.m.

"More artists will be attending this year's event than ever before with a field of artistic talent that is sure to please and impress," said Jenny Hunt, the town's vice-mayor.

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The craft fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
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The festival boasts hundreds of booths with a variety of art and craft media, demonstrations, interactive hands-on demos and tempting food.

Amazing array

"There will be booths alive with artists and craftsmen showcasing their vast wares from watercolors to collages, from jewelry inlay with pearls to typewriter keys, from turned bowls to handmade bench swings, stained glass to wind chimes and the list goes on and on," Hunt said.

The Webb Show is in the center of all the action taking place in town. It's held on the second block of Maple Street in the old "Sawney" lot, which backs up to The Webb School.

The Downtown Show is provided at no cost by the Bell Buckle Lions Club. Galli Nippers, a blues, string and jug band, will be performing from the back of their 1932 Ford flatbed truck.

Webb helps out

Webb's Admissions Student Ambassadors (Son Will Society) will have a booth near the food court and will be providing free face painting for children and distributing school brochures.

The Webb School athletic fields will be open for parking, providing easy access in and out of town. The Bell Buckle Shuttle (a hay wagon) will transport tired shoppers from the show downtown to the shops.

Gifts galore

"From the unique arts and crafts at the Webb Show to the specialty stores downtown, there is everything to satisfy even the most finicky shopper for the perfect gift for any occasion and to start up on the upcoming holiday shopping list," Hunt said. "Thousands of visitors are enticed to return to the show every year because it is just what a fall festival should be -- everything!

If you go

The Webb School Art and Craft Festival will be held in Bell Buckle from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.