Discover a Cache of Treasures from the Silly to Sublime at an Open-Air Craft Fair

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Country Craft Festival at Historic Sappington House

Sappington Park is an escape from urban concrete to a refreshing green retreat.  Historic Sappington House, located at 1015 S. Sappington Road 63126, is sponsoring the eighth annual outdoor fair, bigger than ever, on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2023, daily from 9 am to 3 pm.

The festival features arts and crafts, garden and home décor, hand-blown decorative glass, jewelry and things that resist categorizing – originals handmade by creative vendors.  Handmade antique quilts will be on sale.  Local authors will be signing and selling their books.

There will be delicious food sold from the porch of The Barn restaurant and live music featuring the acclaimed Lindbergh Middle School Fiddlers, Missouri Fiddlers and others.  A “Young‘un Outpost” with a children’s costumed passport project will include craft activities.

The brick Sappington House was built in 1808, during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, and is a museum on the National Register of Historic Places.  Complimentary first-floor museum tours will be conducted.

Also, within easy access of the intersection of I-44 and I-270 are two nearby attractions:  Grant’s Trail, part of Great Rivers Greenway, and Father Dickson’s Cemetery, an African American cemetery founded in 1903.

Entrance to the festival is free as is convenient parking across the street at Crestwood Elementary School and to the south off Reco Avenue.  In case of severe inclement weather, the fair will be rescheduled for June 24-25.  For more information, phone 314-822-8171.

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