Guya Scopas Bethuel, SYRACUSE NY (NCC News) – New York State Fairgrounds always have something for the people of the city of Syracuse and the surrounding towns.
In early September hundreds of people were at the place for the biggest event of the state, the New York State Fair. The event attracted a total of 1.1 million people. Today hundreds of people from all works of life turned up at the same place for the Country Folk Art Craft show.
Stephen James is a retired Army officer. James and his wife has been attending the show for 30 years. “We have always come for the show. I sort of tag along with my wife. If she sees something she likes, I generally go along with it. She is the boss,” said James. He said being a retired officer, he stays home most times and therefore the show provides an opportunity to at least travel away from home. He added that it also provides the chance to meet different people from across the country.
A retired data analyst, Tom Jones from New Jersey is one of those showcasing products “We are here in Syracuse at the country folk art show hoping to make money today. We have been doing crafts for 25 years maybe 30 years. I enjoy wood working,” said Jones.
Items on exhibition include cupboards, TV stands, Jewelry, wood curving and many others. Prices for the items range $5 to $500.
The show Producer Rhonda Blakely said they do shows all over the country. She said Syracuse has three shows this year and the last one will take place December 13.
The show will take three days starting today and it will end on Sunday at 5 p.m.