The 24th annual Olde Alton Arts and Crafts Fair is set for next weekend at Alton High School. Nearly 200 crafters will have booths set up, displaying their wares for the public. Admission will be $2 on Saturday December 1 and $1 on Sunday December 2, with kids under 12 admitted for free. Breakfast will be served an hour before opening each day.
Saturday's fair runs from 9am-5pm, while Sunday hours are 10am-4pm. Proceeds from the event go to benefit Alton Band & Orchestra Builders. Alton School District Instrumental Music Coordinator Laura Plummer says with the cost of instruments going up, this is a important fundraiser.
The fair will feature hand-made crafts or homemade food items. Parking is at the high school and is free with a shuttle bus taking visitors to the front doors of the school.