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Artisan Fair- POSTPONED

** FRIDAY **

Each year, downtown Effingham is transformed into an artist’s mecca as artists from all over the region set up shop on the lawn of the Historic Court House Museum and surrounding downtown area in Effingham. The 15th Annual Effingham Artisan Fair kicks off Friday, so come out and join the Effingham community in celebrating the arts! There will be an “Artist Soft Opening,” where the majority of the artists will display their art for the community one day early. From 5 to 8 p.m. a variety of events will be held to raise awareness for the arts in the community, including a live art auction benefiting Community Support Systems (2020 CSS Annual Art Auction). The Art Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. We will also be featuring not-for-profit booths with great information around the Courthouse square. You can also enjoy live music in the wine and beer tasting area.

Friday evening (and all day Saturday!) will also include a food fair featuring some delicious treats, including Dad's Smokin Butt BBQ, The Lunch Box, All Wrapped Up, K's Ultimate Vending, Sausage Haus, Macklin Meadow Kettle Corn, Oma Gisi's German Bakery, The Cookie Jar, Homewood Grill and Toppins Soft Serve.

As mentioned, as part of the event, the Artisan Fair features wine and beer tasting. There will be approximately ten regional wineries and several different craft beers available for tasting. This event will open from 5 – 10 p.m. Friday.


** SATURDAY **

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Downtown is transformed into an art gallery with works from over 30 artists, on display for purchase. Artwork for sale includes oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, and sculptures. As part of the event, the Artisan Fair features wine and beer tasting. There will be approximately ten regional wineries and several different craft beers available for tasting. The wine and beer tasting will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Other activities include Kids Korner, food fair and live musical entertainment near the wine & beer tent. The Historic Court House Museum will be open for tours.

** NEW THIS YEAR**
- Mule-wagon rides provided by Dan Koester & family on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (FREE)
- Face painting & Henna tattoos provided by Stacey Zerrusen & the Effingham Art Guild on Saturday (FREE)

The Effingham Artisan Fair continues to be a favorite with new events and booths added each year. Come out to support our community and enjoy the arts! For more information about the Artisan Fair, phone 800-772-0750 or 217-342-5310. Also, visit our website at http://www.effinghamartisanfair.com/
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