Are you feeling smart? Registration Open for Osburn Craft Fair


OSBURN — Calling all crafters. After a two-year hiatus for health reasons, the 39th Annual Osburn Craft Fair is back and organizer Ashlee Myles hopes to make it bigger than ever.

“We have 40 registered vendors so far, with more arriving every day,” said Myles, who took on the responsibility in 2017 amid speculation the fair might not take place. From 1981 the fair was run by local beloved Bambi Mckay until his death, and the responsibility fell to the Silver Valley Chamber, who found it difficult to divide their time to provide the fair with the attention required.

“This fair has existed for more than 30 years now. Many, like me, remember attending this event with parents or grandparents when we were little,” Myles said.

Myles is running the fair as a one-woman show, doing her best to allow online registration and keeping everyone in the loop, but she’s also asking the community for patience.

“I’m running this event on my own, doing the best I can, but I’m a lonely person,” she said. “I appreciate the love and support I receive from our suppliers and our community.”

Although she’s running the event entirely on her own, Myles asked for volunteers from school groups to get involved to help set up and take down, explaining, “I’m still offering community service hours to anyone interested in helping out. our vendors to load and unload their stands. Our elders particularly appreciate this.

Myles is determined to keep this tradition alive in the community, understanding how important it is to small business owners and the community itself: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone to buy locally, as well as for sellers to earn some extra cash for the holidays. ”

After taking over the event five years ago, Myles had signed up over 120 vendors, with an average attendance of 70-90 vendors, “I love seeing all the amazing talent here in our community.”

The craft fair will be held Nov. 5 and 6 at Silver Hills Elementary School in Osburn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include crafts such as pressed flowers and wreaths, resin jewelry, jams, snacks And much more.

Silver Peak Espresso will be on hand to provide sugary drinks, caffeine and food to crafters and event goers.

“This event is very dear to my heart as a mom, and I’ve attended it every year for as long as I can remember,” Myles said. “It’s a lot of work, but I know she’s proud of me for keeping this alive for our community.”

Questions and comments can be directed to Ashlee Myles at [email protected] or 208-512-0706. Additionally, the entry form and more information can be found on the Facebook page for the Osburn Craft Fair event.

By submitting a registration form, you are committing to the two days for the full time scheduled, it is very disturbing to see salespeople leave early. Setup will take place on Friday from 5-8pm or Saturday morning from 9-10am, and all vendors must be set up by 10am.

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