The 32nd annual Colusa Holiday Craft Faire and Gift Show went off without a hitch at the Colusa County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday.
Attendance was down slightly, which was expected due to air quality conditions from the Camp Fire, after people were warned to remain indoors as much as possible. Otherwise, the event was well supported.
“We had a steady stream of people on Saturday,” said Craft Faire Committee member Araceli Plaza. “It wasn’t too bad.”
Sharon Lorensen, of Yuba City, said she contemplated staying home this year because of the smoke, but decided at the last minute on Sunday to make the trip over to Colusa.
“It’s a tradition,” she said. “I’m pretty sure I have been here every year, and I really didn’t want to miss it.”
Although Lorensen said she usually comes on Saturday, she was delighted that she came over Sunday, and got to see Stardust Dance’s “Reindeer Games” performances.
“That was such a treat,” she said. “They were terrific.”
Stardust Dance hosted multiple performances to popular tunes like “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” and “Feliz Navidad.” The competition team performed the routine they will take to Main Street USA at Disneyland on Dec. 8.
The Craft Faire Committee also hosted a raffle of prizes donated by all the vendors.
“We could not have done this without them,” said CEO Laura Ford. “It is very much appreciated.”
The money raised by the raffle goes back into hosting the free event next year.
The committee also hosted an Ugly Sweater contest this year.
Danna Immoos, of Delevan, won first place for the adult division. Priscilla Aragon, won second place. Both were vendors at the show.
Estrella Plaza, 8, won first place for the youth division.
Vendors had a wide collection of gift items for Christmas, as well as decorations.
Jams, jelly, seasonings, and sauces were also a big hit at the show. ■