October 1, 2023


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June 4 Arts & Crafts festival revives 48-year tradition

Blended Roots of Bluffton, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity-Allen County Restore, has adopted the Bluffton Arts and Crafts Festival which was formerly a system of the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the pandemic, the occasion was held in Bluffton for 48 decades, producing it a single of the longest managing artwork festivals in Ohio.

In accordance to organizer Katelyn Gainok, this year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at a new spot at 246 Cherry St., Bluffton. Gainok is the manager of Blended Roots and is doing the job with a festival committee of Sheena Dotson, Blended Roots proprietor, Julia Keiser, Blended Roots marketing and advertising and Pat Rodabaugh, competition consultant.

The competition will present consumers top quality handmade things from a extensive assortment of artisans, musical enjoyment and delicious edibles from various foodstuff vehicles.

There will be crafting opportunities and deal with portray for youngsters. The new venue has lots of parking to accommodate customers.


Caleb Farmer of The Restore of Lima will hold an “Upcycle Recycle Contest” and prizes will be awarded at the present. Entries in the contest will be auctioned to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. (See hooked up flyer beneath)


Suppliers from all more than the state will offer their wares on and all around the grounds of Blended Roots. Pieces of Cherry Road and Railroad Avenue will be closed off to accommodate the seller booths and foodstuff vans. From 10:00-11:00 a.m. Ron Bowerman will present Indigenous American flute music adopted by Charlie Saylor and The Regular Suspects, providing acoustic common rock from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hungry consumers can get pleasure from tacos and Mexican foodstuff from Taco Fiesta Hinojosa or snack on glazed nuts from Double D’s Nuts. Jay Lugibihl will offer delectable do-it-yourself ice product and Dawn Shafer will have smoked meats available from her foods truck.

Artisans giving other kinds of meals solutions will also be on hand. Alex Arnos will give honey and honey merchandise from Arnos Apiaries. The Mustached Honey Bee owned by Ty Shelby will also have honey and honey products for sale. Angie Lorenz of Garden Thyme, LLC will give cottage meals objects along with her tub/human body products and solutions.


Becky Dotson of Spouse and children Candle will exhibit wax art candle building within the retail outlet, when Denise Adams of Willow and Wax will sell candles, tumblers and clothing outside the house. Ron Bowerman will existing wooden carving demonstrations and local artist Joellen Lehman of Folly Faces LLC will do experience painting for kids.

A variety of suppliers will promote residence decor and woodcrafts: MD Residence Accents, Boldman Woodworks, Rick Giese, Eva Holbrook, Caryn Johnson, 8 Nine Styles, 1 Creative Way and 3 Oaks.

Artisans promoting sewn items, tub and body goods and jewellery are also extensively represented: C-Squared Stitching, Hand and Dwelling Co., Lisa’s Homespun, Rustic Bendz, Nana’s Retain It Normal, Sew What Sisters, Azure’s Remarkable $5 Addiction, Merrill Marie Soapworks, Kat Luginbuhl Types, Classic Sisterhood Co., 2nd Chances by Mary, Devine Styles ,Artistic Crafts and Butterfly Ink.

Pottery and gnomes are readily available from Linda Renee’ Pottery and Sara’s Crafting.  Handmade puppy accessories are made available by Pearl and Gi Designs and pictures by Photo Me This.


The Village of Bluffton will have a booth established up for a meet and greet with village officers who want to welcome sellers and customers alike to get pleasure from all that is presented at this year’s arts and crafts show.


The competition is a few minutes from I-75 making use of exits 140 and 142. Parking plenty are available off of St. Rt. 103 and University Avenue. Anyone with questions can speak to Gainok at Blended Roots: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Connect with (567) 226-1099 or e-mail [email protected].