Craftmen’s Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival

Craftmen’s Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival


THE 32ND ANNUAL CRAFTSMEN’S FALL CLASSIC ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY. THE 32ND ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL IS THIS FRIDAY. HERE TO TELL US ALL ABOUT ONE OF THE FAVORITE FALL EVENTS AND ONE OF THE HIGHLY IS TAMMY GILMORE. THANKS FOR COMING ON THE SHOW. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. GOOD MORNING. AND IS IT THIS WEEKEND? GOSH! IT IS! AND IT IS JUST LAST YEAR THAT THIS TOOK PLACE. IT WAS! BUT WE’RE SO GLAD TO BE BACK. BECAUSE TIME IS FLYING. FIRST TELL US ABOUT HOW THIS EVENT CAME UP? WE STARTED OVER 45 YEARS AGO BUT STARTED IN ROANOKE AND THIS IS OUR 32ND CLASSIC HERE IN ROANOKE AND DELIGHTED TO BE BACK. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT TRAVELS. NOT JUST IN ROANOKE. AND THEN IT IS GOING DOWN TO NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. IT’S A HUGE EVENT HERE IN ROANOKE AND EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE CRAFTSMAN FALL CLASSIC AND THEN IT’S SHOPPING AND SEEING WHAT’S THERE WITH FAVORITE VENDORS THAT YOU LOVE TO SEE. AND THEY’RE BACK. AND SOME NEW ONES, TOO. AND IT’S RIGHT HERE AND REMEMBER THAT THIS SHOW AND IT ALSO BENEFITS THE FOOD BANK. SO THIS SHOW, YOU CAN GET IN FREE. JUST BRING THE FOOD DONATION. IF YOU FORGET YOUR FOOD, IT’S NO PROBLEM. THEY’LL HAVE A JAR THAT YOU CAN GIVE JUST A FEW DOLLARS BUT THE SHOW IS REALLY, REALLY GREAT. IT’S ALMOST 200 EXHIBITERS AND THERE’S EVERYTHING. I SAY YOU CAN GO FROM MORNING TO NIGHT AND THEN IT’S ONE OF THE EXHIBITERS. I LOVE THAT TIE DYE. AND I’VE REALLY ENJOYED IT. AND YOU START IN THE MORNING AND THEN IT’S A HOT BEVERAGE FROM THERE AND GET ANOTHER FACE CREAM THERE WITH LOTS OF SPA AND BATH PRODUCTS THAT ARE MADE BY PEOPLE THAT REALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE PUTTING IN THEIR PRODUCTS AND THEY’RE PUTTING ON YOUR SKIN. YOU CAN HAVE POTTERY SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR COFFEE AND YOUR MUG. JUST CARRY YOU THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND CLOSE TO WHERE WE ARE WITH JEWELRY AND LOADS AND LOADS OF JEWELRY. ALL KINDS OF ACCESSORIES AND CLOTHING. WEAVING. FINE ART. BASKETRY. WOOD WORKING. DO YOU GET YOUR KITCHEN TABLE THERE? AND THEY SECURE YOU ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE DAY? IT’S WONDERFUL. AND IT’S WONDERFUL AND ALL UNDER ONE ROOF WITH VARIOUS VENDORS FROM ALL OVER AND IT’S RIGHT HERE IN THE BACKYARD. AND THEY’RE COMING FROM MORE THAN LIKE 25 STATES SO IT’S NOT JUST LOCAL VENDORS. IT’S PEOPLE COMING FROM ALL OVER AND IT’S TALENTED PEOPLE CREATING WHAT THEY’RE BRINGING HERE. IT IS NOT THINGS YOU’LL FIND IN EVERY STORE AROUND THIS. IT’S UNIQUE ITEMS. AND YOU’LL SEE IT’S DEFINITELY UNIQUE SHOPPING AND GIVING YOU THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET A HEAD START ON THE HOLIDAY SEASON. AND THEN THEY’RE SO GOOD AND DONATING TO THE FOOD BANK. AND THEN LAST YEAR AND RECENTILY THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS WE’VE HIT AROUND 25 TO 26,000 POUNDS OF FOOD AND COLLECTED AND I WOULD LOVE FOR THIS YEAR TO SEE US HIT 30,000 POUNDS. AND THAT WOULD BE SO PHENOMENAL. AND IT’S A THOUSAND POUNDS. WE’VE COME CLOSE. REALLY? THIS NEEDS TO BE THE YEAR. WE’VE COME CLOSE. I THINK WE CAN DO IT. I DEFINITELY THINK WE CAN DO IT. AND REMIND US IT’S SIMPLY BRINGING CANNED FOOD. AND BOX OR NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS. AND THEN REMIND US WHEN ALL THE EXCITEMENT IS HAPPENING? FRIDAY 10 TO 8 AND SATURDAY 106 AND SUNDAY FROM 11 TO 5. IT IS DEFINITELY AT THE BERGLAND CENTER. WE ALL KNOW. IT’S ALL RIGHT. IT’S HERE ON THE SCREEN AND IT’S A WONDERFUL WAY TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING AND TRUST ME AND YOU’LL FIND SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. AND ESPECIALLY THAT PART TO SHOP FOR. ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. AND EVEN FOR THE MEN THAT ARE SO DIFFICULT TO SHOP FOR. AND SECRETLY THE OTHER THING I LOVE ABOUT IT IS THERE ARE GOOD SAMPLES THAT YOU HAD. YES. AND THEN TASTE YOU’RE WAY THROUGH, TOO. AND DEFINITELY. AND A GREAT THING TO GET INTO ON THE WEEKEND PLANS AND THE CRAFTSMAN, THE FALL CLASSIC KICKING OFF AT THE BERGLAND CENTER.

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