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First published on Latest Issue, September 14th 2017

Seventy-five artists and craftspeople will converge on Antigonish Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday September 24th, for the 4th annual Windfall Fine Art and Handcraft Market. Windfall will take place at the Keating Millennium Center on STFX campus and runs Saturday from 10 to 6pm and Sunday from 11 to 5pm.

Lindsay MacKenzie, show organizer, says vendors will be coming from all across Eastern Canada to display and sell their wares. “Many of the best artists and craftspeople from across the Maritimes, including local artisans, will be partaking in this one-of-a-kind event. These are artisans who exhibit at major arts and craft shows all over Eastern Canada,” MacKenzie said. After three very successful years, the response from exhibitors for the 2017 event has been fabulous. The show continues to evolve and improve. “Although we are in our fourth year, Windfall promises to be fresh for patrons who have attended in the past, as we are very happy to welcome 30 new vendors,” said MacKenzie.

Windfall will be held at the Keating Millennium Centre, which will be transformed into a shopper’s haven. Each booth will have eight foot draping, unique lighting and will be fully carpeted. “Each booth have its own ’boutique’ feel, which makes it a unique shopping experience for people attending the show,” MacKenzie stated.

MacKenzie says the caliber of work will be amazing and that much time and attention goes in to selecting exhibitors.

“This is a juried show, so each application was screened carefully to make sure the wares are crafted by hand and unique.” The show will feature many types of crafts, include artwork, fabrics, silversmiths, candles, soap and body products, clothing, country crafts, home décor, toys, gourmet food products, glass, jewelry, woodwork, garden décor, pottery, and Christmas craft.


“Although the show takes place at the end of September it is a great opportunity for people to get a head start on their Christmas shopping and to purchase some truly unique handcrafted, made-in-Canada gifts,” MacKenzie reiterated.

Some notables attending the show will be ….. “Clare Bridge – Fine Metals” from Boylston, NS, “Esme Original Jackets” from Canning, NS, “Char’s Country Dips and Seasonings” from Timberlea, NS, “Steinhart Distillery” from Arisaig, NS, “Candy Village Fudge” from Cormier, NB, “Prana Rock” from Halifax, NS, and “Greig Pottery, from Gagetown, NB just to name a few of the 75 amazing vendors who will be in attendance.

The event charity is the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Auxiliary. “Vendors have generously donated pieces of their one-of-a-kind merchandise and the Auxiliary will have a large raffle table where shoppers can purchase tickets on their favorite handcrafts, which will be drawn for at the end of the show.”


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