The buy local/shop local, family-orientated expo event, WILMA — We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans — will include items handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by our local artisans, crafters and manufacturers. It is being held rain or shine Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, N.Y.
We have several special events planned during the weekend. On Saturday at 11 a.m., County Legislators Norm March and Howard VanRensselaer will announce WILMA the Woolly Bear’s winter weather prediction.
A kids’ corner will be available the entire weekend where the children can enjoy making crafts and coloring with our staff while you shop. Dream It! Do It! will be at the event with activities for the children and information for the adults. There will also be a coloring contest for the kids. On Sunday at 1:30 p.m., we will hold a drawing for vendor gift certificates.
There will be something for everyone! Currently scheduled to attend are:
David Christian – rubber mats from recycled tires
Nancy Bowers – dolls and blankets
Ed Marsh’s Toys and Gifts – wooden toys and gifts
KMM Native Designs – native jewelry and hand painted items
Register Graphics – printed media
Ideal Tool System – John-e-Bar and other items
Hippy Sac – hip bags and purses
Deb’s Pieces – knitted, crocheted, and sewn items
Ken VanDeWalker – handcrafted jewelry
Rachel Nine – totes and bags
NC Originals – hand-sewn accessories
Milk House Country Crafts – wood crafts and floral wreaths
Snyder Manufacturing – Mr. Ratchet screwdrivers and domestic energy resources
Prince Charmings – handmade little boys’ apparel
Goode Girls – goat milk soaps
For additional information, please join the WILMA Woolly Bear Weekend Facebook group by going to https://www.facebook.com/groups/WILMA.Weekend/ or contact Lenora Leasure at (716) 938-2311, LALeasure@cattco.org. We hope to see you there!