Thousands of people poured into the Civic Centre Saturday for the official kick-off of the Christmas craft fair season.
Mayor Lyn Hall cut the cake for the Studio Fair’s 40th anniversary in Prince George. Many others also enjoyed some tasty treats as the more than 100 vendors from across the region and Canada put their items on display. Hall says the huge turn-out is a testament to the event’s growth. “It’s not just a local tradition, it has now become a regional tradition and we’ve seen people coming from all over the region coming here,” he said. “The vendors have such great things to sell, the quality is exceptional and for me and everyone else, it’s the kick-off of the Christmas season.”
One of those out of town vendor is the Owner of Dvorak Gourmet, Connie Dvorak who has traveled to Prince George for the last 10 years. Selling her tasty treats, she attributes the event’s success to the warm hospitality treatment each vendor receives each year. “I was really surprised, like Prince George really? Ok! So we came up and found that the people here really support the arts, this is a really big deal for your community and we have so many repeat customers, that’s what brings us back year after year and it’s a very warm community and it’s a great place to come.”
The Studio Fair runs until 6 p.m. Saturday and goes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.