The Logan Holiday Gift Show at the Riverwoods Conference Center, 615 Riverwood Pkwy, is off to a great start, said Greg Roper of the Cache Valley Media Group.
“We have close to 100 vendors and we expect thousands of people to come through the doors,” he said. “Some of the vendors are from as far away as Florida, too. We have a lot of local vendors, some from Idaho, Southern Utah and even Colorado.”
Not only are people selling crafts, but jewelry, clothing, food, even massages and almost anything else you can imagine for holiday giving.
Kent Ricks, from the Valley Home Store, is using the show to promote the new name of his store, Curate Company.
Curate has special meaning for Ricks. He said it is the essence of creating, to select from a number of possibilities.
Three local authors, E. B. Wheeler, Lorin Grace and Emily Daniels, are selling their latest books.
“We were here last year and sold a few books, so we decided to come back,” Wheeler said. “We were told by a publisher that November was the best time of year to sell books.”
Zerella Diaz, from the Toy Shop in Salt Lake City, has some unique children’s toys in her booth.
“We’ve been coming to this show for five years,” Diaz said. “This has been a good show; it has been really good for us.”
Stacy Abbot-Jenson, from Millville, said she had been doing shows in the Salt Lake area and thought she would bring her unique Christmas wreaths to Logan this year.
“I’m a single mother with children,” she said. “I just try to make enough to be a stay-at-home mom.”
Amanda Francis sells deer and elk antlers for dogs to chew on. Some of them end up going to artists, who carve them. She also sells keychains made from the antlers.
Justin Anderson, from Willard, is selling shelves for people who use Essential Oils.
“Most people put them in a plastic container,” he said. “They spill all over and are hard to find. With this shelf I made they can see all the oils and they are easy to find.”
Karl Steiner, a retired farmer form Murtaugh, ID, brought some one of a kind jewelry boxes and pens made from the natural woods. One of the boxes is made from the trunk of sagebrush.
“I’ve been doing this for about eight years,” he said. “Some of the wood I found and some my son brings me.”
There are so many more booths to visit at the Logan Holiday Gift Show this weekend.
The show goes until 10 p.m. Friday and then again Saturday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Santa will make an appearance on Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.