44th annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair is this month in Logan


LOGAN — If you enjoy arts and crafts, come and spend a fun Saturday in Logan: a farming community nestled in northwest Kansas, on Highway 9. Logan is home to the Dane G. Hansen Museum, which sponsors one of the best arts and crafts fairs around. Saturday, August 19, 2017, numerous artists and crafters from Kansas and surrounding states will turn the Hansen Plaza Square into a shopper’s paradise. Family and friends rally together for this annual event held on the Hansen Plaza located on Main Street in downtown Logan, Kansas. There is no admission charge.

Crafters check in before dawn in preparation for the fairs’ 9:00 a.m. opening. Food vendors line two sides of the Square. Delicious offerings may include hamburgers, brauts, chicken & noodles, homemade pies, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, sno-cones, and more. If you start the day hungry, you won’t be for long.

The day gets underway with a 5K Run/2 Mile Fun Walk. Registration and t-shirt pickup begins at 7:00 a.m at the corner of Douglas and Main in front of the Dane G. Hansen Museum. The 5K run will start at 8:00 a.m. with the 2 mile walk to follow at 8:15 a.m. All proceeds are donated to Phillips County Hospice Services.

Iowa chain saw artist, Blair Smith, will be on the grounds to astonish you with his chain saw artistry. Blair will begin performing at 8:00 a.m. and will complete several sculptures for your viewing pleasure. Two of his incredible sculptures will be given away in drawings at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

For your listening pleasure, live music will be provided on two stages throughout the day. The south stage will show case Mark Nebel from Smith Center, KS, at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. With haunting harmonies and exceptionally creative lyrics, “The “Vogt Sisters” will entertain from the north stage at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Artisans will be giving presentations around the Plaza Square throughout the day. Presentations will include: fast draw shooting…

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