Tickets on sale for craft market’s return to Lexington

Buyer Nancy Markoe, right next to table, places order at Larry Hackley's, left, Bluegrassroots booth, at the Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2002 held at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Louisville. The market returns to Lexington, March 1-4, 2012. © Herald-Leader file photo.

Advance tickets are on sale for Kentucky Crafted: The Market, which returns to Lexington at the Lexington Center on March 1 to 4.

The annual art fair, presented by the Kentucky Arts Council, started at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1981. But since 1988, it has been in Louisville. In addition to items for sale from more than 200 vendors, the event boasts entertainment and food. Kentucky Crafted is split into two parts: On March 1 and 2, it will be open only to business owners who will sell products in retail outlets. On March 3 and 4, it will be open to the public.

The Courier-Journal reported that Kentucky Crafted attracts more than 600 wholesale buyers and 8,000 people on public days. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door for one day, $12 online and $15 at the door for two days. Children 15 and younger get in free. Kentucky Crafted is also seeking volunteers to work March 3 and 4. Learn more at the event website.

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