Cranbury Craft Show returns with more than 100 exhibitors

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The Cranbury Education Foundation Craft Show is set to return the first weekend in March with more than 100 exhibitors at the Cranbury School.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of this important fundraiser for the Cranbury Education Foundation, according to a press release.

The Craft Show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 4 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 5 at The Cranbury School on 23 N. Main St. in Cranbury.

Admission is $5 for those age 13 and up, but children under 13 are free.

Unlike other events, the Cranbury Craft Show is juried, meaning a committee reviews hundreds of applications and selects the highest quality, unique vendors.

“The artisans showcase their amazing talents, and the event allows attendees to shop for a wide range of handmade items: jewelry, art, photography, pottery, candles, pet apparel, clothing, toys, gourmet foods, candy, desserts, and more,” Show Chair Raegan Johnston said.

She added that the event is indoors, rain or shine, and participants can enjoy a delicious lunch while they are not busy browsing and shopping.

Additionally, the Cranbury Lions Club will be selling raffle tickets both days and a winning ticket for a gift card will be drawn each day at 3 p.m.

In addition to serving as a fun community event, the Cranbury Craft Show is an
important fundraiser for large capital projects for students, according to the press release.

“Our mission is the service as a community bridge unifying efforts across Cranbury, to support the enrichment of the Cranbury student experience,” said Penny Ftikas, co-president of the Cranbury Education Foundation.

“With the new referendum, we will be raising funds to upgrade areas within the project to support the highest quality of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) experience possible. Future projects include a new aquaponics lab, upgrades to science labs, professional development and more.”