Texas Avenue Makers Fair: Not Your Momma’s Craft Fair

If you were one of the 2,000 individuals who attended the Texas Avenue Makers Fair last spring and simply cannot wait until April to enjoy the eclectic market of crafters and such, today is your lucky day. An encore event will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., this Saturday, Nov. 5 in the 800 block of Texas Avenue, also known as ‘Shreveport Common’. Click here for directions.

If you haven’t heard, this ain’t your Mamma’s craft fair, y’all! The event, that brings together an eclectic group of some of the most interesting and crafty people in the community, produces some fascinating finds including hand-crafted jewelry, artwork of all mediums, home-roasted coffee and delicious fare inspired by a broad range of cultures. Expect to visit over 100 vendors at the Fair this weekend, and expect to be blown away by what you see, taste and possibly even smell.

Tips if you go: Bring cash. Admission is free, but most of the vendors will not be able to process credit or debit card payments. Keep a holiday shopping list. This is a great way to get unique gifts for everyone on your list. Dress comfortably and bring a light jacket. Keep an eye out for one Chris Jay as he will be selling copies of his book My Cloven Feet, and have a taste of Sara Hebert’s gumbo. A little birdie told me that it is absolutely legitimate…and delish.

Click here for to view a slideshow of the Spring 2011 Makers Fair.

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