Find assorted handmade, homemade items at Arts & Crafts Festival

It’s almost guaranteed you’ll be able to find a few of your favorite things at this year’s 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Customized Creations, Dec. 4.

“We’re excited to be able to put on the craft show this year after having to cancel last year due to the pandemic,” said Heather Miller, recreational assistant with Customized Creations. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in attendance. It’s an event people enjoy coming to yearly to find that special gift or decoration for the holidays.”

More than 50 vendors will be selling handmade or handcrafted items such as earrings, necklaces, scarves and hats, wooden bird houses, signs, holiday décor, soaps, facial scrubs, and even honey, among other items.

“Most of the crafters are local, but we do have some who come from Virginia and Annapolis,” Miller noted. “No mass produced items are allowed, so our guests will see the true creativity and talents of the individual crafters.”

In addition, there will be a facepainter for the kids, as well as DIY crafts and free bagged cookies for children to grab and go.

“The bowling alley will be open for people to purchase food during the craft show,” Miller added. “They’ll have drinks, hot chocolate, hamburgers, chicken tenders and fries.”

The event is free and open to all with base access. All vendors and attendees are required to wear face coverings and attendance inside the Drill Hall is limited to 40% capacity at any one time. For more information, call Customized Creations at (301) 342-6293. The snow date is Saturday, Dec. 11.