Wayne County's 4th Annual Deck the Halls
Ready to dive into the holidays? Wayne County’s annual Deck the Halls Artisan and Cultural Trail combines traditional holiday fun with a wide range of unique shopping opportunities. From December 1st through December 3rd, follow the trail to discover original artwork and crafts, local candies and other goodies, and gift ideas galore.
Open houses are planned at Warm Glow Candles in Centerville, Abbott’s Candies in Hagerstown, and Olympian Candies, Old Mill Treasures, Tin Cup Tea & Gift Shop and Embellish Boutique in Richmond. Yummy handmade chocolates and caramels, blends of tea for every palate, gourmet food and wine, handcrafted home décor and unusual gift items – “not something that you find everywhere,” as Embellish owner Kim Hoppe puts it – are sure to make a dent in your holiday list.
Still looking? Potters' Scott Shafer and Ben Clark will be selling their stoneware. Or how about introducing someone to the idea of owning original art? The Richmond Art Museum offers paintings, jewelry and cards at its annual Holiday Art Mart, and Hagerstown Arts Place will have a one-day Christmas Art Sale with with pottery, metal and glass art, hand-sewn dolls, mix media art, photography, and more.
This year will bring something new to the always busy weekend – a visit from Monarch Market at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Ashley Smith, business partner of Monarch Market founder Marcie Brow, says the event isn’t a flea market or a craft show, it’s an experience. Carefully selected vendors from around the region offer fashion, accessories, décor, gourmet foods and all sorts of gifts. Refreshments are available, and there will be live music from “American Idol” singer Alexis Gomez.
Wherever you go, you’re likely to see Santa making the rounds. He’ll also be part of Richmond’s Deck the Halls Parade and Hagerstown’s Hometown Christmas celebration that weekend. And of course, that means there will be cookies, games and more for the kids.
On December 1, the Welcome Center will serve refreshments while you shop their stock of locally made goods. On December 2, we invite you to join us once again for refreshments, a kid’s craft and a chance to meet Alvin the Volunteer Therapy Dog – featured on TV for ringing a bell for the Salvation Army!
You can pick up the Deck the Halls Trail brochure at the Welcome Center located at 5701 National Rd. E, Richmond, IN or download it below.
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