A couple of markets are coming up in Hosmer and Fernie just in time for Mother’s Day.
The first is taking place at the Hosmer Community Hall on Saturday (Apr. 30) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The ‘Mother’s Day Market’ was organized by Vanna Ward of Hosmer, owner of Knotty Wood.
“We have over 20 vendors,” she said, adding that Mama’s Dumplings will be setting up a food truck as well.
A few examples of vendors includes: Cabin Creations by The Pond, Bootleg Spirits, Momma Bear Creations, The Burning Circle, My Sunshine Dreams, and more.
“There’s lots of stuff for mother’s day. Definitely bring your mum or whoever,” Ward said.
“There’s lots of candles, there’s woodworking stuff, there’s a wide variety of stuff to get, including food and artisan vendors.”
Ward will also be present selling her Knotty Wood products, which are colourful knot-and-string based items like plant hangers and wall hangings, among other things.
This will be the second Hosmer market organized by Ward, the first one having been around Valentine’s Day in February.
“I live in Hosmer, and there isn’t much that happens here. So I thought that I could start a little something anyways, even if it’s not very often, I can still get the community together to do something.”
Ward thinks more such markets are likely to come down the line.
A second market is coming up in Fernie on Saturday (May 7) at the Fernie Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The ‘Fernie Spring Craft Fair’ is set to include 100 per cent handmade products, according to organizer Emily Park.
“Because it’s over Mother’s Day weekend, it’s the perfect shopping experience to spend with your mother,” Park said.
It’s also their first spring craft fair since 2019, and their first craft fair since COVID without a mask requirement.
It will also be the first fair since the pandemic with a concession stand. A pop-up waffle cafe put on by Pastryland will be present serving “savoury and sweet waffles.”
Park said 40 vendors will be present selling items like handmade toiletries, art work, soaps, face creams, body scrubs, jewelry, and pottery, among other things.
The fair will be entry by donation, and all proceeds at the door will go to the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force.
Park said they’re excited that the spring craft fair is running again.
“It’s still early doing them after the shutdown, so all the vendors are excited to see everybody’s faces.”
Any vendors who might be interested in setting up shop with Fernie Craft Fairs can get in touch with Park at email@example.com.