Visitor admires some of the crafts available at the 1999 Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival Photo: Diter C. Ullrich
Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival
The Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival has
grown from a few tents in 1971 to more than 400 exhibitors from
fifteen states, that line up three deep, to display and sell their
work along a one-mile midway. The festival is held on the first
weekend with an October date. Items range from wooden paper dolls
to furniture, hand-framed prints, oil paintings, hand-designed
jewelry, children's clothes, potpourri, candles, embroidery and
hand-sewn items, wreaths and ornaments, ironwork products,
hand-stitched quilts, bird houses, ceramics, and leather items.
More than 40,000 people from twelve states come to
the free festival at Reelfoot Lake State Park. Musical
entertainment from the mid-south is perform near the midway's
center, and vendors provide food, such as corn-on-the-cob, kettle
corn, fish & chips, roasted almonds, and homemade hot tamales.
Documentation includes photographs.
Documentation includes photographs, a brochure and
newspaper article from the 1999 event.
Originally submitted by: John S. Tanner, Representative (8th District).
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