The Fishers Freedom Festival will host the “Christmas in October Craft Fair” on Saturday, October 13th 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.

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.  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 seniors and students, 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 12th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for marking vendor booth spaces and to help vendors move their items to their booth location.  Volunteers are also needed Saturday, October 13th between the hours of 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to help vendors move their items to their booth location, work the information table and the ticket booths, and clean up.   Sign up to volunteer by clicking here.

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 Fishers Freedom Festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, June 30th, 2013 at Holland Park in Fishers.  The Festival is always in need of volunteers at different levels of participation.  Check us out on Twitter and Facebook.  For more information on volunteering or about the festival, email [email protected], visit 8591 East 116th Street in Fishers or call 317-595-3195.