June 05, 2015 - 1:04 PM
VERNON - A giant Vernon craft show is celebrating 40 years of bringing creative chaos to the North Okanagan.
Creative Chaos, a three day craft show and sale held at the Vernon Recreation Centre, will present its 40th annual exhibit starting Friday, June 5.
Every year, the craft fair takes over the Vernon Rec Centre, adjacent Vernon Curling Club and Priest Valley Arena to display the work of over 200 artisans from across B.C. and Canada.
The well-attended event features live entertainment and a first class food fair. There’s truly something for everyone, from pottery, to hot sauces and locally-made cosmetics — definitely not your average craft fair.
The Creative Chaos Society is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. The inaugural fair in 1971 was a two-day exhibition of porcelain and ceramics held at the Vernon Rec Centre, but it wasn’t until 1975 that the event became an official show. By 1995, the event had grown to three days, in three buildings.
You can check out the wares Friday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday June 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free but you are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank.
Construction at the recreation centre has been postponed to keep the facility accessible for the event, but parking changes should be noted. Halina and Priest Valley parking lots off of 35 Avenue will be open for public parking. Vendor parking will be moved to the parking lot south of the Boys & Girls Club Gym and the vacant lots along 35 Avenue.
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— This story was updated at 1:09 p.m., June 4, 2015 with additional details about parking and admission.
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