Where could you find apple bakers, cork key chains, and Amish quilts all at one place this past weekend? None other than the seventh annual Nunnlea Craft Fair.
Sponsored by the Beautification League, the Nunnlea Craft Fair kicked off on Friday, October 4 at the historic Nunnlea House and lasted well until Saturday afternoon, attracting much of the traffic along Hurstbourne Parkway.
The Nunnlea House and its grounds, built in 1860, were transformed into a creative marketplace, filled with fused glass, custom kitchen woodenware, hand knit scarves, and much more. Over 30 artists from the Kentuckiana area showcased their craftsmanship and needlework via their handmade creations, with pieces coming as far as Campbellsville, KY and Salem, IN.
Featuring quality, affordably priced pieces, the craft fair was a shopper’s dream, especially for those needing to do some early holiday shopping. Halloween and Christmas decorations, such as hand painted fleur-de-lis ornaments and vibrant glass pumpkins, were abound, and pocket-sized items, like custom jewelry and handmade soap, made for perfect stocking stuffers. From baby tutus to stained glass art, there were plenty of good finds for everyone.
But what was even more extraordinary was the display of Kentuckiana’s artistic prowess - thanks to the more than 30 local artists who showcased their work. Featuring artists like Terry Gramig, Debbie Lacy, Karen Johnson, and many more, the Nunnlea Craft Fair not only gave Kentuckians a platform to display their detailed craftsmanship but also an opportunity to share their personal creations with their fellow Kentucky neighbors.
If you missed the fair this year, don’t feel too bad. Some of Kentuckiana’s best finds will return to the Nunnlea House again next year. And trust me, you won’t want to miss it.