Little Falls puts forth its best effort this weekend

For those of you visiting Little Falls or reading a copy of the Record for the first time, “Welcome.”

For 41 years, the weekend after Labor Day has been the time that Little Falls puts its best foot forward. Our Arts and Crafts Fair is the time we showcase our community.

It’s not just about helping more than 500 talented crafters to sell their wares. It also is the time that many of our community organizations pull together as one, doing the behind-the-scenes work, from parking cars to picking up trash, that make this event one that attracts more than 100,000 shoppers. In the right environment, shopping can be a fun experience, and our community works hard to make it so during the Arts and Crafts Fair.

The Little Falls Chamber of Commerce is the host organization for this event, but make no mistake, this is a communitywide effort, with groups as diverse as the Boy Scouts to the Flyer Athletic Boosters helping out in return for making the Fair  one of their major fundraisers each year.

Over the years, the event has expanded to bring people with more varied interests to town. Originally, only handcrafted items were allowed to be sold at the fair. Today, however, if the perfect lawn ornament or earrings aren’t your thing, a Market Place has been established by the Chamber office on the West Side selling national brands like Tupperware; an Antiques and Collectibles Fair is held in Le Bourget Park on the west bank of the Mississippi River downtown; and a vintage auto show with more than 500 vehicles is held at the  Morrison County Fairgrounds. Whatever you are looking for, Little Falls is trying to make your search as enjoyable as possible.

Little Falls takes pride in this event, and hopes you enjoy yourself enough to come back year after year. Our vendors never stop creating new items, and our community never stops trying to make the Arts and Crafts Fair fun for all.

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