The crafters who sell at the Festival of the Little Hills come from more than 30 states. Find them lined along Main Street in St. Charles from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Here are five booths to check out:
- Sweet Spirits Farm Goats Milk: Lissa and Alissa Murphy of Hannibal, MO create bars of soap from excess goat milk produced by their goats.
- We Play With Clay: This pair of artists creates polymer clay pins and jewelry. The little, clay figures range from puppies to bacon and eggs to angels.
- Rainbow Hammocks: An artisan from Ava, MO weaves colorful rope to create large hammocks and smaller hammock chairs.
- Vega Pottery: Wheel-thrown pottery has Bible verses written on the sides. Pieces include everything from chip and dip bowls to large soup tureens. Made by artists from Rogersville, MO.
- Reflections of Missouri: John Stoeckley does pen-and-ink drawings of Missouri. John and wife Karen own the The Eagle's Nest, a bed and breakfast in Louisiana, MO.
Once you've hit up the craft booths, stop for a snack. Food booths are run by nonprofit organizations that use the proceeds as a fundraiser.
Check out these five food booths at the festival:
- Buy funnel cakes, snow cones, pickles and fried Oreos from Boy Scout Troop 858.
- Find cherry and apple pie cobbler served with homemade ice cream at the booth run by Cub Scout Troop 857
- Lake Saint Louis Family Church will have sausage on a stick, beignets and lemonade for sale.
- Boone Trail Elementary Parent Teacher Association is selling bourbon chicken, po'boys and sausage jambaleto.
- Holy Trinity Bulgarion Eastern Orthodox Church sells barbecued pork, burgers, pinwheel sausage, gyro and baklava.