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Fall Arts and Crafts Festival: A Gift Extravaganza

Autumn FestivalIf you need a unique, personalized or distinctive gift this holiday season, look no further.

The Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair is coming up at Canterbury Park. The event gives you a chance to get handcrafted items that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

The four-day event–which begins Thursday, Nov. 9 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 12–brings out hundreds of the nation’s finest crafters, displaying and selling their wares. Some of the goods can be tailored to customers’ requests on the spot.

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More than 4 million people have attended the festivals since their inception about 34 years ago.

“The artists and crafters thrive on producing something new and different each year and love to talk to the customers about their creative inspirations, their talents and skills,” said Jim Huffman, part of the team that organizes the festivals. “Many of these exhibitors travel extensively, so are only in each city when they are invited to show at our festivals.”

The Autumn Festival has been voted one of the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Including fall and spring events, more than 4.2 million people have attended these shows over the past 34 years.

“This annual event has grown to be a customer favorite tradition,” Huffman said.

The Autumn Festival also includes:

  • Entertainment

    Need a unique gift this holiday season? The Autumn Festival offers something for everyone.
  • Hourly $30 gift certificate drawings
  • Food and drink


From multimedia projects to handmade jewelry to sculptures, the event has something for everyone. With the holidays approaching, people will be able to check out a number of seasonal gifts and one-of-a-kind decorations.

“You’ll find unique art, personalized gifts, jewelry, ornaments, home décor, whimsical and repurposed works, clothing, children’s items, purses, gourmet food and so much more,” Huffman said. “A wide price range fits the upscale buyer or someone on a budget.”



Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Some items for sale at the event can be personalized by the artist on the spot.

  • Adults: $9
  • Seniors: $8
  • Children under 10: Free


On-site tickets must be purchased with cash. Advance tickets can be purchased with a card. Visit the event website for details.

Parking is free. Exhibitors choose their own forms of payment.