Tayte Stogdill of Olds enjoyed face painting around the square during the Crafts in the Park event. Time, talent, and supplies for this Main Street Art Center Fundraiser were provided by Cathryn Layer (pictured painting a butterfly on Tayte’s face). (AnnaMarie Ward/The Union)
Patty Constans says she has been selling her Emu Oil during Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant for the last 15 years. Here she fixes the wig on her Emu mascot at her tent on the square. (AnnaMarie Ward/The Union)
SA3M Sao Market had a sidewalk table with easy to grab and delicious delights for Crafts in the Park attendees and vendors. These cousins Maleena Sylavong (left) and Katana Phangchanthong (right) ran the table outside for their mothers who own the store. (AnnaMarie Ward/The Union)
El Chic Boutique and 319 Nutrition offered Old Threshers specials with sidewalk sales and signs. (AnnaMarie Ward/The Union)
Gavin Stevens moves Btown Vintage’s candy bike around their tent at the Crafts in the Park event. (AnnaMarie Ward/The Union)
MT. PLEASANT — The annual craft fair on the square was a hit during the 2022 Old Threshers Reunion, and seems to have regained the popularity of years prior to the pandemic.
“We have had great attendance at the 2022 Crafts in the Park,” Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Alliance Director of Membership Delaney Van Ness said. “We are lucky to have such great vendors and can’t wait to see where the show goes in the future.”
The show runs the Thursday through Sunday of the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion.
This year the Chamber was excited to offer a weekend only option for vendors instead of having to commit to the whole show.
“It brought out folks who have full-time jobs on top of this and who wouldn’t have been able to be here