2018 YMCA Craft Fair
Venue: Blacksburg Community Center / Recreation Center, Blacksburg
Organizations: American Roots, Bob Chew, One Eyed Jack
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Description:
The YMCA at Virginia Tech presents their 49th Annual YMCA Craft Fair at the Blacksburg Community Center on Friday, November 9, 2018 through Sunday, November 11, 2018

YMCA Craft Fair Schedule:
• Friday, November 9th from 1:00-7:00 pm
• Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
• Sunday, November 11th from 12:00-4:00 pm

Join us for the 49th annual YMCA Craft Fair! Get ready for the holidays when you shop juried vendors and celebrate the beauty and diversity of handmade art.

This year also features coffee, teas and baked good from Bollo's, food trucks, live music and other fun family entertainment!

For the full line-up of artisans and vendors, visit: http://vtymca.org/y-craft-fair-artisans/.

Saturday Music Line-Up:
• 12:00 pm: American Roots
• 1:30 pm: Bob Chew
• 5:30 pm: One Eyed Jack

American Roots is an acoustic guitar and vocal harmony duo performing roots and Americana music penned between about 1900 and 1950. Fred and Jon Benfield have been performing in the New River Valley for about 30 years.

Expect to hear tunes from the American Songbook including tunes from tin pan alley, western swing, traditional Appalachian ballads, piedmont, delta blues, rags and jazz.

Links:

https://www.myswva.org/tcr/group/american-roots
https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Roots/260081600850582

Bob Chew is a local musician performing classic country, western swing and cowboy tunes. Bob plays the steel guitar among other instruments and singing both as a solo artist and in a variety of bands including Swingfest, The Dirt Road Kings and The Hayriders. Bob has also been a member of The Floorboards and 3 Minute Lovin'.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/bobchewmusic

One Eyed Jack is a three-piece classic rock cover band based out of Peterstown, West Virginia. They play the music we love and are all about having a good time!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/oneeyedjackwv

Children’s book author, Ginger Dakin, will host a special Story Time starting at 4:00 pm on Saturday. Gingers' book, "Tippy Toes Hot" about global warming, will be available for purchase during Story Time and she will be happy to autograph your copy.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/4OA06SZ.jpg.

For more information, visit: http://vtymca.org/craft-fair/ or https://www.facebook.com/vtymca or https://www.facebook.com/events/818572651668019 or email Y Craft Fair Coordinator Carol McKneely at carol@vtymca.org or 540-961-9622.
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