Holiday Craft Festival Attracts Hundreds
GAINESVILLE- Hundreds of people stopped by one of the biggest craft festivals in Gainesville on Sunday.
There were more than 250 booths at the festival held at the University of Florida's O'Connell Center. Many of the crafts are handmade by local artists but some came from out of state. Organizers say the festival has one-of-a-kind items for holiday shoppers.
O' Connell Center Assoc. Director Renee Musson said, "From unique items for the home, florals, Christmas type decorations, all the way through to Thanksgiving and Easter is here. They can get wonderful items that they can give as gifts especially those hard to buy for folks 'cause the things you find here you can't find in any other stores in the mall or anything like that."
Musson says many residents who work with crafts decide to get a booth after coming to the festival. It has been held at the O'Connell center for more than 70 years.
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