First bazaar celebrates 50th anniversary of Fallasburg village preservation
Fallasburg, MI- The first annual bazaar opens in Fallasburg village on Sept. 19th & Sept. 20th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature area vendors and crafters unique and separate from the Fall Festival for the Arts, which also takes place that weekend.
The pioneer village founded by John Fallas in the 1830s is located across the Covered Bridge three miles north of Lowell. It nestles in the Fallasburg Park with the one-room schoolhouse serving as the village museum.
The purpose of the bazaar is to bring awareness to the quaint village that most people don’t know it exists.
“It’s a hidden gem,” said Ken Tamke, president of the Fallasburg Historical Society. “I love that place. It’s a little hamlet that became forgotten.”
Tents with crafts, food and arts will be set up by the Misner and Tower houses. All buildings will be open for self-guided tours without any admission.
“We’re not affiliated with the arts council,” said Tamke. “It will be a concurrent event.”
The mix of artists will include rock and metal artists, clothing, recycled welding artist, upcycled shabby furniture and home accessories and many more.
“Just cross the bridge into the village and step back in time,” said organizer Michelle Emaus. “We will have a nice mix of artists. Our intent is not to duplicate art at the festival, but to piggyback on a successful event.”
The organizers are testing the water to make the village bazaar into an annual event.
“We welcome feedback,” said Emaus. “We’re hoping to make this into an annual event, if the traffic warrants it.”
On Saturday only, the Fallassburg Flats, our 1860’s Vintage Base Ball Club will culminate their season by hosting their annual Fall Finale, The John Wesley Fallass Invitational Vintage Base Ball Tournament in Fallas Field across from the Fallasburg Schoolhouse. Admission is free. Preliminary games begin at 10:00AM with semi-final and final games in the afternoon followed by an awards ceremony around 5:00PM. For more information on the Fallasburg Historical Society, and the Bazaar: www.fallasburg.org
For more information on the Fallassburgh Flats, and their season schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following is a list of Fallasburg Village Bazaar participants:
Hubbert’s Kettle Corn – Home of the famous Unicorn Poop – Steve & Becky Hubbert
Kettle corn, cinnamon corn, caramel corn, cheese corn, Hubbert’s mix corn,
Unicorn poop, frozen lemonade, jumbo pretzels w/cheese and bottled water
Finger Stuck Felts – Kay Backstrom
Wool sculptures made from wool, using needles and wood-burning creations
Kathie’s Roadshow – Kathie Hollebeck
Womens jackets and tops, embellished sweater coats, scarves/jewelry and
deco mesh wreaths
Ava-Del Designs – Christine Dexter
Mixed media jewelry and crocheted hats
Mystic Mehndi – Jillian Hawkins/Jamie Shakleton
The service of applying henna to the body as a temporary “tattoo” – done on site with
after care instructions provided
Kropf’s Creations – Scott and Linda Phillips
Slabwood paintings, fabric jewelry, scarves, polished stones, coasters,
log wood furniture and magnets
Thunder Storm Rose Metal Art – Robert Rose (AKA “Franky”)
Recycled welding artist – taking salvaged and scrap metal objects and turning it into
artistic sculptures to be used as yard art
Doug and Marcia Alkema
Rock candle holders, rock oil burning holders and necklaces made of shell rock from Tennessee – all in its natural shape, cleaned and sealed. Candles are also available for purchase
Shabby Chicnanigans – Michelle Emaus
Architectural salvage items and upcycled, shabby furniture and home accessories
Lowell Crew Team
White’s Bridge Historical Society
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