The Fishers Freedom Festival will host the annual “Christmas in October Craft Fair” on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fishers High School, 13000 Promise Road in Fishers.  It will host over 150 arts and craft vendors with items for sale including handcrafted cards, ornaments, painted glass, jewelry, candles, doll clothes, pillowcase dresses, baby apparel, wooden toys, painted figures, and pottery.  There is something for everyone and this fundraiser typically attracts over 2,000 attendees.Christmas in October picture 03

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors (62 years and over), and 12 years old and under are free.  If you bring a canned good, new toy, puzzle and/or game to donate, you will receive $1 off the admission price.  Due to current school construction, the craft show entrances are the northwest and east ends of the high school with parking extending into Sand Creek Elementary (11420 East 131st St) and Sand Creek Intermediate (11550 East 131st St) schools.  Refreshments will be for sale by the Fishers Tiger Stripes PTO.

Raffle tickets are $1 each with a wide variety of wonderful prizes.  All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the “Roy Holland Backpacks for Kids” program which has already provided 250 backpacks to students for the current school year.

Christmas in October picture 04Volunteers are needed on Friday, October 9th with availability sometime between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for marking vendor booth spaces.  Also, volunteers are needed Friday, October 10th from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, October 11th from 6am to 8:30am for checking in vendors.  Sign up to volunteer by going to www.fishersfreedomfestival.org and click on the “Information” tab and then “Volunteer Opportunities” link.

The success of this fundraiser is crucial for the Fishers Freedom Festival since it is a volunteer organization entirely funded by residential donations, sponsors, grants, booth fees, the business community and fundraisers.

Back in 1989, the founders of the Fishers Parade and Festival decided to have a community gathering to celebrate Independence Day.  With the help of volunteers, the event originated as a one-day community picnic, parade, and a few games for the children.  Due to the overwhelming participation by the public, this event grew to a two-day event.FFF Pictures 001

The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential.

The 27th annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be Saturday, June 27th & Sunday, June 28th, 2015.  The Festival is always in need of volunteers at different levels of participation.  Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  For more information on volunteering or about the festival, please email info@fishersfreedomfestival.org, visit 8591 East 116th Street in Fishers or call 317-595-3195.