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Blossom Craft Show continues to grow in size, popularity

Craft show scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Odell.

The 2002 Blossom Craft Show will be the largest in the event's five-year history.

More than 100 vendors from around the region have signed up to participate in the popular show, to be held Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hood River County Fairgrounds, as part of the annual Hood River Valley Blossom Festival.

Clara Rice, fairgrounds manager, says applications to participate in the show have been arriving from throughout the Northwest. "We'll have a very diverse selection of wonderful products and handmade items, as well as plants, music and more. This will be the biggest Blossom Craft Show ever," she says of the event.

Crafters, jewelry makers, artists, bakers, producers of gourmet food products, and myriad other talented persons will be offering their wares at the event.

In addition to serving up all manner of artwork, unique handcrafted items and specialty products, the show will feature delicious food, the tasting of award-winning wines from Hood River Vineyards, world-famous Hood River winter pears fresh from controlled atmosphere storage and sold by the Hood River Grower-Shipper Association, and much more.

The Hood River Valley High School FFA club will offer a selection of annual flower plants, and rhododendrons and azaleas will be sold by a Northwest nursery. Additional fruit and produce vendors are making plans to be on site, and makers of gourmet food products will have jams, jellies, sauces, etc.

The show also hosts special attractions. The popular Odell Garden Club's plant sale returns on Saturday. Also on Saturday, enjoy performances by the "Straight Street Gang." On Sunday, the fine Mid-Columbia Junior Orchestra will perform for music lovers. There'll even be face painting for the kids.


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