Pleasant weather brings visitors to Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show

Eagle Mills worker Owen Deuel pushes apples from a truck for making apple cider during the annual Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show in Broadalbin Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

BROADALBIN — Very pleasant weather brought a steady stream of visitors Saturday to the annual Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show.

“Great weather and the fall feeling is making the fair very successful” for Eagle Mills and the more than 125 vendors– a mix of regular and new vendors, said owner John Arnao.

He said even last weekend’s hot weather “wasn’t a deterrent.”

“You couldn’t ask for a better day than today,” said Pat Wetmore of Gloversville, who was looking over small polymer clay figurines at the booth run by Little Loves of South Glens Falls.

“It’s a very calm and peaceful way to spend the day.”

From left, Lauren Krohn and Olivia Barnett, both of Johnstown, take photos of their children, Kylie Krohn and Brady Barnett, cousins, by the pond during the annual Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show in Broadalbin Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

“We had a wonderful weekend [last weekend],” said Little Loves owner Rebecca Bean. “The customers were great and the weather was good.”

“I come here for nostalgic reasons,” said Becky Hatcher of Mayfield. “I’ve been coming to this since I was a kid.”

Jennifer Andrews and her daughter, Abbey, both of Gloversville, love going to fairs and festivals. Jennifer said they attended the harvest festival in Cooperstown and plan to visit the Clear View alpaca farm open house in Fonda. “We have a whole entire fall calendar,” she said.

Olivia Kissinger and her daughter, Nicole, both of Broadalbin, were taking in the ambience of the show. “My daughter is a year old now, and I like to let her see things,” Kissinger said.

She agreed with what several other visitors said draws them to the show, “It’s definitely the cider and doughnuts.”

From left, Lisa Ayres of Fultonville and Jessica Nellis of Queen look over the ware at Linda's Patchwork of Croghan during the annual Eagle Mills Art and Craft Show iin Broadalbin Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

“It’s kind of a tradition–the fried dough, popcorn, doughnuts and cider,” said Taryn Hadcock of Johnstown.

The vendors were happy as well. “We did pretty good last weekend,” said Gordy Baxter of Linda’s Patchwork of Croghan.

Colby Fisher brought his son, Bishop, in a stroller. Bishop was smiling and seemed to be enjoying the atmosphere, the sights and sounds.

With a pond in the background, Lauren Krohn and Olivia Barnett, both of Johnstown, were photographing their children, Kylie Krohn and Brady Barnett, who are cousins.

Patrick Sharrow and Jack Koretnicki, both of Rotterdam, were providing music.

The Eagle Mills show will continue today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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