Something for everyone

Dozens of new vendors added to lineup

By Cecilia Fox -

TROY — There’s no doubt that the hundreds of vendors play a big part in making the Troy Strawberry Festival so much fun. This year, visitors to the festival can look forward to dozens of new vendors, as well as many more familiar favorites.

“There is something for everyone,” Arts and Crafts Chair Linda Roth said. “From pre-packaged foods that can be taken home and enjoyed, to furry animals, pottery, clothing, toys, jewelry, art work, walking sticks and more.”

More than 400 booths are registered for this year’s festival, and they will be spread out over the downtown and levee areas.

In addition to many returning vendors, there are more than 20 new vendors this year. This event draws vendors from all over the country every year, Roth said, including Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Alabama and North Carolina.

New this year are booths like Forest Flower Jewelry from Reynoldsburg. They offer jewelry made from real pressed flowers and leaves which are hand-painted with lacquer and set in 24K gold or sterling silver.

Another new booth is In the Potter’s Hand, which offers handmade pottery bowls, vases, mugs and more. Michigan-based American Forging LLC is also new to the festival this year, and will display their hand-hammered aluminum ornaments and other items.

Handcrafted by JB is another new vendor to the festival, offering pens of all types, from ballpoint to fountain.

Varu, which sells handbags, Now & Then vintage collectibles, Silvermine jewelry, Britt’s Leather, Backyard Living decorations, and Wise Guyz Gadgets are just some of the other new vendors visitors can expect to see.

For anything from pet treats to stadium seats, and unique art to homemade soaps, look no further than the Troy Strawberry Festival.

Dozens of new vendors added to lineup

By Cecilia Fox