Wednesday, October 10, 2007

War Eagle Mills Craft Fair: Springdale, Arkansas

People travel from all over the United States to attend the War Eagle Mill Craft Fair. With approximately 350 vendors, free admission and free parking it's a perfect Ozarks travel destination.

The fair started in 1954 as the result of an exhibition held after a week long weaving course and has been going strong ever since. Today it boasts about 350 vendors.

There are large exhibit tents and an exhibit hall as well as many outdoor booths. There is a wide variety of food available in addition to all the wonderful crafts. You can also tour the historic War Eagle Mill while you're there.

If you'd like to attend find the third Saturday in October on your calendar and it'll be that weekend from Thursday-Sunday. If you plan on going you might also check out the Arkansas Razorbacks home game schedule as this will have a direct bearing on how early you need to book a room. It can be hard to find a room anywhere in Northwest Arkansas during a home game.

The Craft Fair is open from 8-5 Thursday-Saturday and from 8-4 on Sunday. It's kind of like shopping at the mall. The earlier in the day that you go the less crowded it is.

You'll want to allow several hours to tour the War Eagle Craft Fair. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. If rain is in the forecast you'll need an umbrella and be prepared for mud. Pets are not allowed at the fair unless they are service animals.

War Eagle doesn't have a spring show any more. Instead they've returned to their beginnings. Since the fair was started as the result of a weaving class, they've begun offering seminars in April instead. The cost is $100 for a five day class. Some camping may be available on the grounds, but it's first come first serve so have a backup plan.

The War Eagle Craft Festival is October 18-21, 2007 this year.

Call Shirley Sutton at 1-479-789-5398 for more information.

War Eagle Mill Craft Festival

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Sharp's War Eagle Craft Fair still goes on in the spring and so does the Mill's craft show. So it would be nice if that was added in to your blog so everyone will still come out. Thank you, A concern and hard working vendor.