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Shaker Village Craft Fair will feature 80 booths; US 127 sale starts

Old Derby glasses were for sale along the 26th annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale, near the Mercer County line in 2013. This year’s sale takes place this weekend, Aug. 4-7.
Old Derby glasses were for sale along the 26th annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale, near the Mercer County line in 2013. This year’s sale takes place this weekend, Aug. 4-7. Herald-Leader

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will host its annual Craft Fair, Saturday and Sunday. The juried event with more than 80 vendor booths will feature Shaker reproductions and other merchandise made of clay, metal, wood, fiber, basketry and glass.

Among the artists will be Dawn Hatzidakis of Crestwood. She creates jewelry using copper and stones, including turquoise and jasper. For pieces such as as her hammered copper cuffs, Hatzidakis introduces colors and patterns to the metal by using ammonia, sea salt, pine needles and more. Texture and movement is added by etching pieces to follow the patterns of the unique patinas.

For shoppers in need of sustenance, food trucks will be on site including: Red State BBQ, Bluegrass Kettle Masters, North Lime Coffee & Donuts, Furlongs Crazy Bout Cajun, Gelato Gilberto, Buddy’s World Famous and Go Go Burger.

Hours for the fair are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and younger. Admission includes entrance into the Craft Fair and access to all daily activities at Shaker Village. 1-800-734-5611.

More shopping news

▪  The annual 127 Yard Sale is Thursday through Sunday. Billed as the World's Longest Yard Sale, the event features vendors set up along 690 miles of U.S. 127, from Addison, Mich. to Gadsen, Ala.

Kentucky cities include Danville, Florence, Frankfort, Harrodsburg, Lawrenceburg, Liberty and Jamestown. Go to for a list of vendors and more info.

▪  Danville merchants will celebrate the 127 Yard Sale with the annual Lemons & Leftovers sale Friday and Saturday. Participating stores will offer extended hours, discounts and prizes. At 7 p.m. Friday the Restless Leg String Band will perform bluegrass music at Weisiger Plaza.

▪  Fayette Mall is adding new retailers. Vans, the footwear, apparel and accessory brand, will open in September in the former Bath & Body Works location in the South Mall. Bath & Body Works will become Bath & Body Works/White Barn Candle Co. and will open in the Middle Wing this fall, next to Kinnucan’s.

Also opening this fall, Weekend Drift by Tommy Bahama located in the Middle Wing will offer island inspired apparel and accessories for men and women. T-Mobile will open on the north side of the mall next to New York & Company.

▪  The 1950’s Fashion Extravaganza is 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main Street.

The evening will feature a fashion show of designs by Elizabeth Galicia and a screening of the film “Lucy Gallant,” starring Jane Wyman and Charlton Heston. Vintage, formal and semi-formal attire is encouraged with an award for best 50s-inspired style. Tickets are $10, and will be available at the event. Proceeds benefit the Ingenia Club's Aspiring Artist Scholarship Program.

▪  The Night Market, a monthly pop-up street festival, is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the 700 block of Bryan Avenue. The event features local artists, businesses, and food and drink vendors. Go to for more info.

▪  Carl Meyers, at 111 Clay Avenue, is hosting a trunk show this week featuring the fall collection of Emmelle women's wear. Pieces include modern tunics, jackets and dresses in sizes XS to XXL.