Dozens of vendors gathered at Cottage Gift Shop in Big Flats today for a fall fair. Officials say they’re happy to have local vendors there to share the business.
“We’ve got a real good variety of vendors here–45 and we have food vendors as well,” said Tom Gorman, President of the Big Flats Business Association and owner of Cottage Gift Shop.
“It’s just a good time and another thing we don’t charge our vendors it’s we’re just trying to help out everybody there’s enough money to go around for everybody,” he said.
A local vendor from Hidden Alpaca Acres took the opportunity to teach customers a little more about her craft.
“People confuse llamas and alpacas and people don’t understand alpacas are a much gentler animal then llamas and alpacas are race for their fiber and by coming to festivals like this they get to see what their fiber is used for and learn a little bit about the alpaca themselves,” said Carol Haff, owner of Hidden Alpaca Acres.
The Big Flats Business Association has several events throughout the year to promote small businesses in our area.