Early holiday start

. September 27, 2012.

A cavalcade of arts and crafts, musical entertainment, food, kids’ fun and more will fill the Hancock County fairgrounds this month, with a touch of Yuletide to whet your whistle for the coming holiday. It’s the 25th Annual Christmas in October Craft Show, and promoter Judy Cloud guarantees there will be something for everyone. What evolved from similar but smaller events Cloud held while a resident of California and New York has grown with her show in Findlay. More than 300 craft vendors will offer everything from woodwork to jewelry to quilts, and, of course, holiday decor, in a fun, relaxed atmosphere spanning 11 buildings, two large tents and outdoor exhibits. Upwards of 8,000 people are expected to join the festivities that include two dozen food vendors, a barbershop quartet, pony rides, a clown, face painting and live demonstrations. Oh, and a visit from ol’ Santa too! It’s great way to shop and get in the holiday spirit.

$5/adults, Children under 12 free. Saturday, October 6, 10am-5pm; Sunday, October 6, 11am-4pm. Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. 419-429-7344. www.cloudshows.biz. Free parking. —DC