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Ashburn to Get Crafty

Ashburn Farm hosting first annual craft fair Nov. 4

For the first time, creative Ashburn Farm residents will have the opportunity to show their neighbors exactly what they can do. Nov. 4, the community's homeowners association is hosting a craft fair where residents can come and purchase items created by their neighbors.

"We did a home business bazaar last year and a lot of them were handmade items," Alicia Young, public relations director for the association, said. "So we wanted to open up an event for [those people]."

The event, which will be held in the Windmill Community Center on Windmill Drive in Ashburn, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and continues until 1 p.m. There is no charge to enter the fair and light refreshments will be served throughout the day.

"The beginning of November is the beginning of the holiday shopping season so we thought it would be a perfect time," Young said.

Thirty-five vendors will have booths at the fair, Young said, and almost every one of them are Ashburn Farm residents.

"We did open it up to other crafters, but mostly they are all neighbors," she said.

The crafts range from holiday wreaths, basket weaving and children's toys to handmade jewelry, quilts and clothing.

"The only real requirement was that the items be handmade, so we have a wide variety of crafters signed up," Young said.

To see a full list of the craft fair vendors or to get more information about the event, visit www.ashburnfarmassociation.org.