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Triumphant Return of LAS Craft Market & Gift Show


HAILEY MCFADDEN, LAS


KAWARTHA LAKES: The Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS) is delighted to announce the resounding success of the LAS Craft Market & Gift Show, which took place on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023. This event marked a triumphant return after a three-year hiatus and witnessed an overwhelming response from the community.

The LAS Craft Market & Gift Show was a vibrant showcase of local creativity and craftsmanship, featuring over 35 exceptional vendors. Held at the Lindsay Fairgrounds, the event attracted over 650 enthusiastic guests. The diversity of vendors highlighted a fusion of cherished traditions and contemporary elements, creating an event that resonated with visitors of all ages.

The show's hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. allowed visitors ample time to explore the wide array of unique and handcrafted goods on display. From permanent jewelry vendors to freeze-dried candy creators, fresh-cut flower specialists, and innovative artists, the LAS Craft Market & Gift Show captured the rich tapestry of talents within the local community.

The success of the event holds great significance for the LAS, a not-for-profit and registered charity dedicated to enriching the community. The proceeds from the show contribute directly to the LAS's ongoing efforts to support local agriculture, education, and community development, and maintain the beloved Lindsay Fairgrounds. The overwhelming turnout and positive response from attendees reaffirm the importance of such events in bringing people together and creating a lasting impact.

A heartfelt acknowledgment goes out to the dedicated LAS Kitchen Volunteers, led by the exceptional Suzanne Barker. Their tireless efforts ensured attendees, staff, volunteers, and vendors were well-nourished throughout the day. The LAS Kitchen served delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, adding a delectable dimension to the event experience.

The Vendor Show Committee Chair, Suzanne Barker, said, "The LAS is excited to have the Craft Market & Gift Show return. We were thrilled at the number of vendors, volunteers, and visitors who attended that day. There were lots of different items which could be purchased from the vendors. Next year it can only get better!"

Bev Fisher, President of the Lindsay Agricultural Society, expressed her excitement at the event's triumphant return, stating, "We are thrilled to see the LAS Craft Market & Gift Show return and be such a success. The support of our visitors, volunteers, and vendors showcases the impact of the Lindsay Agricultural Society in our community."

For more information about the Lindsay Agricultural Society and its future events, please visit www.lindsayex.com or contact vendors@lindsayex.com.

The Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS) is a federally registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. The LAS was established to improve agricultural knowledge within the community and create opportunities for dialogue between the agricultural community and the residents of the Kawartha Lakes. The mission of the LAS is "To showcase the vibrant agricultural industry in the Kawartha Lakes while enriching the life of the community through the Lindsay Exhibition, events, entertainment, and volunteerism." The Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) is the annual agricultural fair hosted by the Lindsay Agricultural Society with the help of over 400 volunteers. Attendance averages over 45,000 visitors. The LEX grounds are located at the south end of Angeline Street. The grounds are owned by the Lindsay Agricultural Society. The LEX Grounds host over 40 events each year in addition to the Lindsay Exhibition, drawing over 100,000 visitors annually. 2023 marks the 169th Lindsay Exhibition.

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