With so many craft fairs taking place in the lakecity this weekend BCTransit is putting on a special craft fair shuttle bus this Saturday, Nov. 19.
The bus will make a continuous loop throughout the day making stops at eight venues hosting various craft events.
For just $1.75 for the whole day, shoppers can leave their vehicle at one of the venues and take the bus to their next stop, thereby saving the time and aggravation of finding parking at every stop they want to make.
The craft fair shuttle bus will pick up and drop off passengers at each venue every half hour. The bus schedule will be given to each of the venue event planners to be posted at the various fairs says Betty Turatus who invites people to park at the TDC or any of the venues on the list and take the bus Saturday.
The bus schedule starts at 10 a.m. at the Tourism Discovery Centre, with successive stops at Cataline Elementary School, Cariboo Bethel Church, Lake City Secondary School Campus, St. Peter’s Anglican Church; the Cariboo Arts Centre, the Gibraltar Room, and the Station House Gallery.
The route is repeated every half hour throughout the day until the last run past all of the venues above is made starting at 3 p.m. from the TDC and finishing at the Station House Gallery.
The events taking place at each venue on the route are as follows.
• Tourism Discovery Centre: The Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale takes place at the TDC Saturday, Nov. 19 only and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Cataline Elementary School: The annual Cataline Christmas Craft Fair features a total of 38 vendors and takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Cariboo Bethel Church on Western Avenue: The annual Ten Thousand Villages sale with arts and crafts from 35 countries takes place in the church banquet hall Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Williams Lake Secondary School Campus on Carson Drive: The annual Medieval Market with more than 100 artists and artisans takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. (lunch available).
• St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Carson Drive: The church hosts its annual tea and bazaar Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a traditional tea with baking, door prizes, raffle draw, crafts and attic treasures.
• Cariboo Art Centre: Potters, weavers, spinners, and visual artists meet at the centre on Saturdays to work with each other on their various crafts.
• Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Complex: The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin’s annual Cowboy Christmas Craft Fair takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Cowboy Christmas Concert takes place in the Gibraltar Room starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 with singer-songwriter Ben Crane with his daughter Jessica, Williams Lake Cowboy Poet Frank Gleeson and the Cariboo-Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers. Tickets are $20 each and available at the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, Margetts Meats and The Open Book.
• The Station House Gallery: The Station House Gallery features an interactive art show in the main gallery with artist Cat Fink called The Joy Diary where visitors can also create their own art work around the theme of what gives them joy.
Upstairs the show is called Generations and features the work of three generations of the Garten family.