Artisans connect at Heritage Festival and Craft Show

September 21, 2009 | 2:35 p.m. CDT
A blacksmith pounds on the metal of a horseshoe, permeating the air with the smell of hot metal. Linda Coats weaves her fingers though alpaca fibers, creating an entire shawl in an afternoon, and bluegrass music plays continually in the background at the 32nd annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show.

“It’s a group of craftsman and tradesmen displaying their wares and just having a good time,” Jay Jones said. “It’s free to come in, walk around, look at all the different different types of crafts. There’s some good crafts people here. They offer a lot of different types of music and shows. It’s just a good family weekend.”