Craft lovers were disappointed after the cancellation of the big annual Mount Dora Craft Fair in October. Now festival-goers have a little something to smile about with the announcement of a different and smaller, October craft show tucked in the rolling hills of Mount Dora. On October 3 and 4, Renninger's Antique Center will organize and host its new outdoor craft fair in combination with its annual “Fall in the Field” event set in the open-air among majestic live oaks. RELATED: Cycletober comes to Mount Dora in October
Every year “Fall in the Field” features vendors selling primitive fall decor, antiques, vintage items, and food. The seasonal event’s impressive heirloom pumpkin patch features unique pumpkins, gourds, fall garlands and corn stalks in all sizes, and other fall decor. There will also be interactive seasonal activities like a class to create a pumpkin/succulent garden, and a free children’s craft tent with mini pumpkin painting. The University of Florida will also be on hand with its Mobile Teaching Lab with educational information about edible Fall plants. Gale Brisa of “Vignette It,” an inspired home decor resource, will be the event's special guest. Gates are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days and there is ample free parking. Admission is also free in this pet-friendly event located at 20651 U.S. Highway 441 in Mount Dora. A call for crafters currently underway. The cost for a space for crafters is $95 total for the two days. Interested crafters should call Toni Moody at 407-947-3961.
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