Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Xmas Craft Fair Turns 40
Huge Heritage Park market features artists from around BC Nov 14-16
Submitted by Melissa Oren, Chilliwack Community Arts Council
Ted Driediger prepares his pottery while sharing his memories of the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this November.
elebrating its 40th anniversary, the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market has become an annual tradition to kick off the holiday shopping season.
The Market, which takes place at Chilliwack Heritage Park November 14 -
16, provides the perfect opportunity to pick up one-of-a-kind,
handcrafted items for gifts that are truly unique. Discover aisles
filled with gourmet preserves, sweet treats, pottery, wood carved
pieces, bath and body care, jewelry, toys, clothing, home décor and so
Chilliwack based potter Ted Driediger (Driediger Pottery) began
participating in 1976 as a way to showcase his studio to the public.
Thirty-eight years later and now a well-established potter, Ted
continues to participate for the fun and friendly atmosphere. Ted says
that “although sales are important, the fun thing about the Market is
meeting up with old friends and crafters we only see once a year”.
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