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June 4 Arts & Crafts festival revives 48-calendar year tradition

Blended Roots of Bluffton, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity-Allen County Restore, has adopted the Bluffton Arts and Crafts Pageant which was formerly a software of the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the pandemic, the event was held in Bluffton for 48 yrs, building it just one of the longest functioning 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 place at 246 Cherry St., Bluffton. Gainok is the manager of Blended Roots and is doing work with a festival committee of Sheena Dotson, Blended Roots operator, Julia Keiser, Blended Roots marketing and advertising and Pat Rodabaugh, pageant expert.

The pageant will supply consumers good quality handmade merchandise from a wide wide variety of artisans, musical amusement and delicious edibles from many foods vans.

There will be crafting possibilities and facial area painting for kids. The new venue has a great deal of parking to accommodate buyers.


Caleb Farmer of The Restore of Lima will keep an “Upcycle Recycle Contest” and prizes will be awarded at the present. Entries in the contest will be auctioned to elevate revenue for Habitat for Humanity. (See connected flyer beneath)


Suppliers from all in excess of the point out will provide their wares on and all-around the grounds of Blended Roots. Elements of Cherry Avenue and Railroad Avenue will be closed off to accommodate the vendor booths and foods vans. From 10:00-11:00 a.m. Ron Bowerman will existing Native American flute audio followed by Charlie Saylor and The Typical Suspects, presenting acoustic basic rock from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hungry consumers can appreciate tacos and Mexican foodstuff from Taco Fiesta Hinojosa or snack on glazed nuts from Double D’s Nuts. Jay Lugibihl will provide delicious home made ice cream and Dawn Shafer will have smoked meats accessible from her foodstuff truck.

Artisans supplying other styles of food items products and solutions will also be on hand. Alex Arnos will give honey and honey products from Arnos Apiaries. The Mustached Honey Bee owned by Ty Shelby will also have honey and honey merchandise for sale. Angie Lorenz of Backyard Thyme, LLC will supply cottage food goods alongside with her bathtub/body solutions.


Becky Dotson of Relatives Candle will show wax art candle building within the retailer, even though Denise Adams of Willow and Wax will sell candles, tumblers and attire outside. Ron Bowerman will existing wooden carving demonstrations and local artist Joellen Lehman of Folly Faces LLC will do deal with painting for children.

A number of sellers will promote household decor and woodcrafts: MD Home Accents, Boldman Woodworks, Rick Giese, Eva Holbrook, Caryn Johnson, Eight Nine Layouts, 1 Innovative Course and 3 Oaks.

Artisans selling sewn goods, bathtub and entire body products and solutions and jewelry are also broadly represented: C-Squared Sewing, Hand and Household Co., Lisa’s Homespun, Rustic Bendz, Nana’s Keep It Pure, Sew What Sisters, Azure’s Astounding $5 Addiction, Merrill Marie Soapworks, Kat Luginbuhl Models, Vintage Sisterhood Co., 2nd Likelihood by Mary, Devine Types ,Creative Crafts and Butterfly Ink.

Pottery and gnomes are readily available from Linda Renee’ Pottery and Sara’s Crafting.  Handmade pet dog accessories are offered by Pearl and Gi Patterns and photography by Picture Me This.


The Village of Bluffton will have a booth established up for a meet up with and greet with village officers who want to welcome distributors and buyers alike to love all that is supplied at this year’s arts and crafts demonstrate.


The pageant is three minutes from I-75 working with exits 140 and 142. Parking plenty are accessible off of St. Rt. 103 and Faculty Avenue. Anyone with thoughts can get hold of Gainok at Blended Roots: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Simply call (567) 226-1099 or electronic mail [email protected].