The Fishers Freedom Festival will host the “Christmas in October Craft Fair” on Saturday, October 12th 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.

FFF Pictures 016All 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.  If you bring a canned good, new toy, puzzle and game to donate, you will receive $1 off the admission price.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors (62 years and over), and 12 years old and under are free.  The entrance into the craft show will be on the northwest and the southwest end of the high school.  Refreshments will be for sale by the Fishers Tiger Stripes PTO.   Volunteers are needed on Friday, October 11th 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 11th from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, October 12th from 6am to 8:30am for checking in vendors.  Lastly, we need volunteers to work the doors for money collection on Saturday, Oct 12th from 11:30am-3:30pm.   Sign up to volunteer by clicking here; register your email address and name to view all the opportunities.  FFF Pictures 020

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.   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 26th Annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be Saturday, June 28th & Sunday, June 29th, 2014.