Shoppers find simple pleasures at Lake County craft show

  • Nancy Witwicki of Lake Villa looks at holiday ornaments from Willert's Wood Farm of Ivanhoe, Minnesota, during the Step by Step Holiday Arts & Crafts Show on Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. The holiday event featured over 300 crafters displaying clothes, gifts, floral items, fine art and more.

      Nancy Witwicki of Lake Villa looks at holiday ornaments from Willert's Wood Farm of Ivanhoe, Minnesota, during the Step by Step Holiday Arts & Crafts Show on Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. The holiday event featured over 300 crafters displaying clothes, gifts, floral items, fine art and more. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Eighteen-month-old Adeline Swiatek of Ingleside shops with her parents, Kirk and Amanda, during the Step by Step Holiday Arts & Crafts Show on Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. The holiday event featured over 300 crafters displaying clothes, gifts, floral items, fine art and more.

      Eighteen-month-old Adeline Swiatek of Ingleside shops with her parents, Kirk and Amanda, during the Step by Step Holiday Arts & Crafts Show on Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. The holiday event featured over 300 crafters displaying clothes, gifts, floral items, fine art and more. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Sherry Henrichsen of Palatine strings together a Chicago Cubs garland Sunday at The Naughty Elves booth during the Step by Step Holiday Arts & Crafts Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

      Sherry Henrichsen of Palatine strings together a Chicago Cubs garland Sunday at The Naughty Elves booth during the Step by Step Holiday Arts & Crafts Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/26/2017 6:35 PM

With the retail crush of Black Friday out of the way and Cyber Monday still on the horizon, holiday gift buyers found a simpler, more personal shopping experience this weekend at the annual Holiday Arts & Craft Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

The three-day event offered shoppers a chance to peruse the offerings at more than 300 booths filled with handmade arts and crafts, seasonal gifts, plush items, florals and fine art.

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"Everything you see here is handcrafted by the exhibitors. It is very popular show in the community because it is not exhibitors that they see from show to show," said Donna Hansen, owner of Step By Step Promotions. "People come from all over and they make it a holiday affair. They look forward to doing it every year."

More than 10,000 people were expected to attend the show shopping for handmade offerings that include unique lamps, quilts, Christmas tree ornaments and more.

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