The event will be held at Broadbent Square off of U.S. 60/Ky. 80 and Interstate 24, behind KFC.
Artists from many fields will be selling items at the fair, from potters, sculptors, woodworkers, metalworkers and painters to toymakers, and people who work with cloth and even a cider maker and those that work with glass, said Curran Copeland, a local woodworker, owner of Sweet Sawdust, and member of the Lakeland Artisans Guild.
Others include a children’s clothes maker, someone who makes kitchen items, someone who makes wire jewelry on-site and to order, a nature photographer and someone who makes barn quilts, which Copeland called “the real thing.”
“These are all juried people, they are all good,” said Copeland, who also thanked Smith Broadbent for allowing the guild to use his property for the fair.
On Saturday, everyone is invited to an all-day jam session with country-western singer-songwriter Charles Berryhill, who hails from Arlington, Ky. On the other hand, there won’t be a storyteller this year, Copeland added.
Some of the artisans come from the general area, consisting of Cadiz, Murray, Russellville and Clarksville, Tenn., while others come from Indian Mounds, Tenn., Dubree, Ky., Dresden, Tenn., Trenton, Tenn., and Woodlawn, Tenn., said Copeland.
“Four years ago, we decided we needed to do a show,” Copeland said. “There are a large number of crafters, some of them internationally known, and they’re unknown in Trigg County … We started the show, basically, to showcase local crafters.”
Sponsoring the event this year are the Cadiz Record, WKDZ, Broadbent Foods and Gifts, the Janice Mason Art Museum, Trigg County Tourism and Lake Barkley State Resort Park.
“[The guild] got started about 10 or 11 years ago,” Copeland said. “Mayor Lyn Bailey called a meeting of all crafters, and from that, the Lakeland Artisans Guild was formed.”
Those wanting more information can contact the Lakeland Artisan’s Guild at Lakelandartisanguild@gmail.com.