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The Mayberry Mill Craft Show—a Westminster holiday tradition

Mayberry Mill is a Christmas trip back in time!
Mayberry Mill is a Christmas trip back in time!

The Mayberry Mill Craft Show decked out the holiday festivities this weekend, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 4. The show will continue to run until Sunday, Dec. 12 with an array of activities, crafts and the anticipated traditions that surrounding residents have grown to love.

Each year, groups of various craftsmen, artisans and other local area vendors come out to set up shop at the restored Civil War-era grist mill, owned by Mary Ann and Bob Galandak. All vendors are hand-picked to attend these shows and bring a variety of trades, crafts and other delights.

Some of the many unique finds to uncover at the Mayberry Craft Show include: candles, potpourri, stained glass, jewelry, gourd art, candy, dried herb mixes and teas, goat soap, paintings and much more. Visitors will delight in the many sights to behold, the live demonstrations and various offerings including free refreshments such as cookies.

Operated by Seasonal Expressions Art, this show brings out the finest in quaint trades and distinct, old-fashioned artwork and crafts. Old-thyme, charming finds make for a perfect holiday tradition for anyone looking for a nostalgic Christmas feeling.

Seasonal Expressions Art is an organization located in Westminster that primarily specializes in gourd art, local honey, beeswax candles and other nostalgic and primitive accents. In addition to such events as these, Seasonal Expressions Art has appeared at numerous Carroll County Farmers Markets at the Ag Center, the Catoctin Color Fest, Annual Pippinfest and many other likewise events. Those interested in finding out more about Seasonal Expressions Art are encouraged to contact or call 410-857-0911.

The Mayberry Mill grist mill is located at 3001 E. Mayberry Road (on the corner of Stone and Mayberry roads), Westminster, MD 21157. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.