Spanker craft fest returns
Tucked away alongside McNelly Road, people brought food, clothes, furniture and crafts of all sorts to sell at the Spanker Creek Farms Arts and Crafts fair last week.
Gower Anderson reached into a glass display case to grab a slice of fudge for a customer with an excited-looking child.
Anderson said his company, Oh Fudge, sells Mackinac-style fudge at a variety of fairs and shows. “It’s a good show,” he said. There’s a healthy crowd, even on the weekdays, he added.
Closer to the entrance, iron worker Butch Duker hefts a large metal fish to set aside so its buyer can pick it up on their way out of the show.
He sells a wide array of decor he explained, including fish, Razorbacks, arches, bees, flowers and benches.
“Everything” was the shorter explanation.
“This is something nobody else has got,” he said.
In particular, he said, his foldup Christmas trees were selling very well.
Breanna Townsend from Chickasha, Okla., stood by a wagon full of goods. Townsend said she came to Northwest Arkansas to visit family and ended up at the craft fair.
It’s a good time, she said, and a pretty, scenic spot.
“It’s cool, I like it. We bought lots of stuff we probably didn’t need,” Townsend said.
A colorful peacock, made by ironworker Butch Duker, sits on display at the Spanker Creek Farm Arts and Crafts Fair.