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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Southampton Craft Show Celebrates 50 years

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

The show typically held at the Southampton Coliseum is located at the Plex in Port Elgin today

The Southampton Craft Show is celebrating 50 years today (July 4th) and will be hosting over 140 venders  inside and out, at its new location, the Saugeen Shores Plex, as the Southampton Coliseum is undergoing renovations.

The Craft Show benefits PRANCE (Pegasus Riding Association Nurturing Challenged Equestrians) is open from 10-6 p.m., and showcases crafty projects from local designers and artists, to out of town vendors.

Spokesperson Ann Veyvara-Divinski says there is a cake cutting to commemorate the occasion as well as some special prizes.

"There's hourly draws, the vendors are donating a prizes, so every hour there will be a prize draw and there's a 50/50 as well," she says.

There will be a food court onsite as well as the famous pie booth and a ATM will be available.

Although there will be plenty of parking at the Plex organizer are offering free busing with the last bus leaving the show at 6:15 p.m.

"They're coming from the LCBO here in Port Elgin, the Missionary Church, the Southampton Coliseum and G.C. Huston School. They will pick you up every hour on the hour."

She does stress the Southampton Craft show will return to the Coliseum next year, also adding top ten vendors will have a special distinction at their tables today.

The price of entry is $4; free for children under 12 years of age.

PRANCE has been apart of the craft show for 15 years and assist riders of all ages in therapeutic lessons to camps and hosted 45 riders this spring.

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