Thousands Explore Sights and Sounds at War Eagle Craft Shows
The War Eagle Craft Shows brought thousands of people and hundreds of exhibitors from all across the country to Northwest Arkansas.
The fairs showcased a wide array of attractions including homemade dog bones, hair bows, holiday décor, yard art, food and live entertainment.
Sharon Jackson brought her pottery collection from Paragould.
“When I first started doing the show it was much like it is now in that crowds were just tremendous then it slacked off probably in the 90′s and then the past few years the crowds have come back,” Jackson said.
She has shown her work at the War Eagle Craft Shows over two decades and said this year’s fair is the largest yet.
“I had a couple of customers from California, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, they’re from all over this show draws from everywhere,” Jackson said.
Gerry Speir and his wife Jennifer came from Mississippi for the show.
The couple said the fall colors and weather made for a perfect day.
“It couldn’t be better, perfect weather, no rain or threat of rain to keep anybody away, and it’s not too hot to sweat and it’s not too cold to wear a coat so it’s just right,” Speir said.
The craft show has been a Northwest Arkansas tradition since 1954.
The War Eagle Crafts Shows will open again Sunday morning, and the booths do not close until 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free.