Very Crafty 

My friends, it will take neither a strategy nor a tactic to enjoy the Pink Palace Crafts Fair, but having some sort of game plan wouldn't hurt. After all, we're talking 30-plus hours spread over four days jam-packed with more than 200 craftsmen showing off their wares, not to mention the live music, kids activities, and food galore.

You could pace yourself over a few days — $12 gets you a two-day pass — and catch Valerie June at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday and the Memphis Scottish Country Dancers on Saturday at 10 a.m., watch some soap- and broom-making, let the kids try the reverse bungee-jumping, and browse the crafts at your leisure. Or, you could make a day of it and get there first thing on Sunday at 10 a.m., load up on the Famous Friends doughnuts, see the Shakti Global Fusion Belly Dancers perform at 11 a.m., stop by the glass-blowing and wood-turning demonstrations, listen to storyteller T.J. McMichael at 1 p.m., and, of course, browse the crafts at your leisure.

Or, you could play it by ear. There's truly no two (or 10 or 18) ways about it when it comes to the crafts fair. Just remember this: An estimated crowd of 30,000 will be joining you.

Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Thursday-Sunday, October 2nd-5th, 10 a.m., at Audubon Park. Adult tickets are $7, $3 for children, and $12 for a two-day pass. For more information, go to



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