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Christmas crafts show this weekend
Begins tonight at fairgrounds
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

* What: 14th Annual Christmas in Cumming Arts & Crafts Show

* When: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

* Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road

* Cost: $1; children 12 and younger free

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A Christmas tradition will continue this weekend.

The 14th Annual Christmas in Cumming Arts & Crafts Show will be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds’ red barn.

The event, set for tonight and Saturday, is put on by JRM Management Services.

Melissa Kromer, with the company, said the show will include about 100 arts and crafts booths.

"It will be your basic handmade arts and crafts show," she said. "There will be things like wreaths, baby clothes, hair bows and jewelry. And, of course, a lot of Christmas items."

Bill Watson, also with JRM, said it’s popular among vendors.

"They come from all over the Southeast, but there always a few from the Forsyth County area," he said. "The season’s winding down, so they all want to have a last opportunity to sell. We usually fill up by late summer."

Besides the vendor booths, there will be plenty of other holiday-related happenings, Kromer said.

"We’ll have free pictures with Santa, and four schools will be performing — three on Friday and one on Saturday," she said.

Photos with Santa will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

"We’ll also have bonfires for them to stay warm, and hot chocolate and coffee," Kromer added.

Also among the offerings will be the fairgrounds’ Christmas light display, caroling and poinsettia sales.

Hay rides will be available from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Admission to the event is $1 for adults, while children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Watson said the event is always successful.

"We get up to about 7,500 people coming through," Watson said. "It’s really neat. All the vendors go all out and decorate their booths.

"It’s nice when it’s cold outside and the booths are warm … there’s a real cozy feel to it."