Christmas Festival

The Booneville 5th annual Christmas Festival will be held Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Booneville First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The family life center is located on West Fourth Street one block off North Broadway in Booneville.

The festival originally began as a way to give local home based businesses a chance to reach new customers and an opportunity to advertise. It has grown to include small businesses as well as vendors from Arkansas.

Vendors that have currently registered include Addison’s World (children’s clothes, shoes and gifts), Arbonne (natural skin care and health and wellness products), Avon ( beauty products), Barefoot Books (children’s books, puzzles, puppets and games), BHDC Rug Project (hand woven rugs), Booneville Garden Club (crafts, sewing items, ceramics, paintings, wood crafts, etc.), Celebrating Home (formerly Home Interiors-home decor, Christmas decorations and kitchen items), Creative Designs (hand crafted silk Christmas/deco/all occasion wreaths and home decor made from nature’s bounty), Ed Huber Welding, Inc. (decorative metal art), John’s Wood Toys (wooden toys and decorating items), Initial Outfitters (personalized jewelry and gifts), It Works Body Wraps (tones and shapes body while detoxifying), Marci’s Menagerie (quillings, crafts, Christmas crafts, greeting cards, embroidery items, jewelry), Ms. B’s Melts & Fragrances (a wide variety of melts, oils, and sprays), Origami Owl Jewelry (custom designed lockets and charms), Pampered Chef (products and product demonstrations), Petersen Farms (aprons, little girl dresses, jams, baked goods, etc.), Premier Jewelry (jewelry for all occasions), Scentsy (wickless candles and warmers), Shirley & Company (crochet/knit items, denim designs, dried flowers, ornaments), Tastefully Simple (spices, sauces and easy to fix foods), Tents 4 Kids (handcrafted children’s toys and shadow boxes), The Trunk (t-shirts, jewelry, crafts and hair accessories), Thirty One (personalized thermals, totes, purses, travel bags & accessories) and Vintage Relived (jewelry made from keys, jellies, gift jars and misc. crafts).

In addition to the vendor booths, lunch will be available to the public. A choice of chili, Frito chili pie, pinto beans, cornbread, dessert and drink will be available for $5.00. Take out will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the Lucille Roberts’ Ladies Memorial Circle. Money raised from the vendor fees and lunches sold will go toward the cost of the festival and will help fund local outreach ministries.

The Christmas Festival is open to the public and there is no admission charge. The festival is an opportunity to shop several unique businesses that will be housed under one roof. The festival is appropriate for all age groups.