During the 40th annual Show-Me Crafters Fall Craft Show Saturday, Jackson Davenport, 3, gives Santa Claus a hug inside the Ag Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. David Cott, of Marshall, has been portraying St. Nick for about 25 years. Davenport was at first pensive about sitting on Santa’s lap, but with encouragement from his parents Michelle and Chris Davenport, of Green Ridge, he soon hopped up with a smile.
Hannah Smith, on right, a vendor with her mother Debbie Smith, of Tipton, talks with an unidentified customer at the Show-Me Crafters Craft Fair on Saturday. The women own Silver Smiths and design jewelry made from antique fork and spoon heads. On left, Josie Green and her mother Betty King, both of Marshall, try on rings made from decorative sliver spoons.
Carla White, left, of Sedalia, and her cousin Beverly Godown, of Wichita, Kansas, look at cloth rugs made by Mary Barnett, of Bolivar, at the Show-Me Crafters Craft Fair on Saturday. Godown said she saw information about the show in a Missouri State Fair pamphlet and decided to call White. “Bonding and shopping, you can’t do much better than that,” White added.
After finding the perfect Christmas ornament, Caydence Collins, 6, shows the piece to her mother Madeline Collins, of Sedalia. The family, including 9-year-old Demitri Holt, was perusing the table of vendors Kathleen Robb and Kathy Jo Anderson, of Raytown, during the Show-Me Crafters Craft Show on Saturday. Robb and Anderson were selling handmade pillows, bears, ornaments and refrigerator towels.
On left, Mary Barnett, of Bolivar, talks to customers about her cloth rugs made from polyester knit backed with denim. On the right Sara Green, of Marshall, visits with customers about the handmade jewelry she and her mother-in law, Kathy Green, make for their business, K & S Designs in Marshall. About 92 art and craft vendors participated in the weekend event.