Getting crafty

. March 29, 2013.

Craft shows are practically a right of passage for Ohioans, and there’s nothing like a 25th annual extravaganza to honor it. The Hancock County Fairgrounds will play host to the annual Springtime in Ohio show, a mega-production featuring more than 300 exhibits over two days. Attendees can explore folk art, primitive (rustic, frontier-looking creations), contemporary and Americana arts and crafts. While there’s a huge selection of handmade items, vendors will also be allowed to sell non-handmade goods like antiques and collectibles in a recently added “marketplace” venue. There will be plenty to explore — 11 buildings, two tents, pony rides and a bounce house, as well as booths cooking up tasty eats — so plan to make a day of it. Saturday, May 4 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, May 5 from 11am-4pm. $5 adults/children 12 and under free ($1 off coupons available on website; pony and bounce house tickets sold separately). 1017 E. Sandusky St. 419-436-1457.