Area vendors descended on the Auburn High School cafeteria this past Saturday at the 2nd annual Auburn Rec and Culture Craft Fair.

There were about 80 vendors selling their wares, which included a wide array of handmade and original items.   There were a number of organizations representing specific causes like Friends of Auburn Music Education, which ran a concession stand, and the Auburn Booster Club which sold spirit wear.

Other vendors showed off everything from hair accessories and hand turned wood pens to puppets, jewelry and candles.  Santa Claus made a visit to listen to children’s Christmas wishes.

The second annual installment of the fair boasted a significant increase in vendors and foot traffic.  Last year, there were about 50 vendors arranged in the AHS cafeteria and first floor hallway.  This year, vendors also filled the main corridor on the second floor of the high school, in addition to the first floor space.

The fair was crowded with shoppers for most of the day, as well.  Recreation and Culture Director, Kristen Pappas, was very pleased with the turnout. “We grew a lot since last year” she said.  “Word is getting out and people want to be a part of it  It’s nice to see so many people here Christmas shopping!”