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CorseCrafts at Mr. B’s Park October Festival

CorseCrafts at Mr. B’s Park October Festival

We are looking forward to participating in three solid weekends at Mr. B’s Bluegrass Park October Festival. The event is located in Woodford, Virginia and it looks very exciting for the entire family!

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Kiddie car rides
  • Peddle cars
  • Apples
  • Pony rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Hay rides
  • Horse shoes
  • Inflatables
  • Corn hole
  • Live Bluegrass bands!
  • Hunted trail (opens at 6PM)
  • Crafters

Admission is FREE!

HOURS
10AM – 10PM Saturday and Sunday
October 15 & 16, 22 & 23, and 29 & 30.

ADDRESS
7243 Gatewood Rd.
Woodford, Virginia 22580

(just one mile north of Ladysmith light off Rt. 1)

INFORMATION
www.mrsbspark.com, 804-448-0904

This will be our first outing at Mr. B’s Park and we thank Ron Self for giving us the opportunity. See ya down South – yee hah!

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Great Weather, Great Cause, Great Day

Great Weather, Great Cause, Great Day

Marie Gilvey makes a new bead necklace design during a light moment.

Marie Gilvey makes a new bead necklace design during a light moment.

I guess you could say it was a day designed for an optimist; the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg! Donna Aker organized the First Optimist Vendor Fair and thank goodness because with all the rain we had been having during the week I was pretty pessimistic about the weekend but Donna and her optimists made it all right. Ok, enough of the corny jokes but seriously, it was a great day for an event like this.

The event took place at the Rosner YMCA in Spotsylvania, Virginia in a parking lot that was close to several baseball fields and an incoming road of traffic. I thought it was a great location because it was an easy walk for baseball moms and passers by on their way to the farther fields could be tempted as well. The event drew a light but consistent flow of shoppers.

Donna Aker said “the funds raised will go toward youth programs of the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties.” Marie Antoinette and I were happy to attend and we thought that it was a great success for their very first event. “I think I will have to get my application in very early for next year because I am sure, many more vendors will want to participate but it was fun being a plank-holder this year” said Marie Antoinette.

We are looking for a few more craft shows to participate at over the summer months but for now, new bead jewelry can be found on our web site and in our Etsy store. See you soon.

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Port Potomac Shows Sunny Promise

Port Potomac Shows Sunny Promise

Marie Gilvey makes another necklace during the Port Potomac Vendor Fair

Marie Gilvey makes another necklace during the Port Potomac Vendor Fair

Saturday, April 30, 2011 we had the pleasure of participating in the 2011 Port Potomac Vendor Fair. Vendors from all over the area joined in on this beautiful and sunny day to show off their products and services ranging from home repair and sales to personal products and even biscottes made especially for mans best friend that looked good enough to dip into my coffee.

“I really enjoyed the day and the location and I would like to return again next year. Thank you Ashley Spencer of Selling Virginia for letting us participate at the last minute.” said Marie Gilvey. Marie ran her special bead jewelry offer of a free item with any purchase which drew a lot of interest.

This was a great location for the event and a great weekend to hold it and we look forward to it being even bigger and with even more shoppers next year.

CorseCrafts next event will be at the Occoquan Elementary School on Saturday, May 7. See you there.

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Spring Craft Shows in Full Bloom for CorseCrafts

Spring Craft Shows in Full Bloom for CorseCrafts

Greetings everyone and I hope you are doing your best to avoid the pollen if that’s even possible. Well things are getting exciting for us over the next two months. We have applied to 4 craft shows starting the end of April. Hear is the list of confirmed and events we are awaiting confirmation from.

Saturday, April 30
Port Potomac Club House
16201 Navigation Drive
Woodbridge, VA | Directions | Flyer (PDF 353k)

Saturday, May 7
Occoquan Elementary Craft Fair
12915 Occoquan Road
Woodbridge, VA | Directions

Saturday, May 14 Confirmed
Childrens Miracle Network Craft Show
More info available after confirmation

Saturday, May 21Awaiting Confirmation
Optimists Vendor Fair
More info available after confirmation

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A Great Day for Crafters and Shoppers at Riverbend High School

A Great Day for Crafters and Shoppers at Riverbend High School

Marie Gilvey prepares a new bead necklace while customers enter the craft show.

Marie Gilvey prepares a new bead necklace while customers enter the craft show.

It was an overcast but mild morning on Saturday, April 9, 2011 as the vendors entered the commons area of Riverbend High School (Fredericksburg, VA)  for their annual Program for Teen Parents Craft Show that was sponsored by YoungLives. We arrived a little before the doors opened and were promptly greeted by a smiling face. “Everything was so well prepared. There was a great breakfast for all the vendors and there were manned carts to help move my boxes and bins into the commons area” said Marie Antoinette Gilvey.

There was a wide assortment of crafters from all over the area offering just about everything you could think of and some you would have never guessed like dust pans made from old license plates could you believe. I had just as much fun looking at all the creative products as I did meeting the vendors.

Marie Antoinette works on another beautiful bead necklace.

Marie Antoinette works on another beautiful bead necklace.

Like many craft shows, the traffic filtered in and gradually increased by lunch time. The customers were diverse, curious and very friendly.

“We had 57 vendors and about 500 shoppers this year. Our silent auction and food sales help send teen-mothers and their babies to Young Lives summer camp.” said event coordinator Karey Spears. She continued stating that she hopes to reach the 800 shoppers they get during the Fall show.

Marie Antoinette and I enjoyed being part of this event—we even offered up one a necklace for the raffle. Vendor spaces that were sold and raffle money went to the Rappahannock Area Community Service Board (RACSB). We look forward to returning in the future.

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