The city of Morehead got crafty this weekend despite poor weather conditions.

Vendors and shoppers alike braved the elements to attend the Haldeman Community Center’s fourth annual Spring Crafts Show and Trade event Saturday, April 9. 

“Part of the reason I hold this event is to have a place for the vendors to show off and sell their wares,” said Mary Johnson, the president of the community center. “These are all local vendors, so they are familiar faces.”

Twelve booths sold a variety of products including jewelry, clothing, signs, snacks and more. Booths would normally be set-up outside as well, but weather conditions prohibited them from doing so. 

Small business owners who come to this event said they recognize and appreciate how great of an opportunity it is to set up a booth at this show. 

“This is one of the ways that I can network and get my name out there,” said Jessica Bathurst, a vendor who has been making and selling jewelry and other crafts for eight years. “It’s close to home and there’s a lot of local people, and local supports local.”

The event is convenient for the vendors, which is one of many reasons they continue to participate year after year. 

“It was really easy to set up, as I didn’t have to bring my own tables or chairs,” said Barbara King, who sells her crafts at the event annually. “The cost of it is really reasonable and it helps this community.”

The Spring Crafts Show and Trade will return for its fifth annual show next year.