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Clarksville’s Handmade Holidays event draws huge crowd; continues tomorrow

Handmade HolidaysClarksville, TN – On Saturday, November 14th, Clarksville Parks and Recreation held their 4th annual Handmade Holidays event from 9:00am until 4:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park. The event continues tomorrow, Sunday, November 15th, from 12:00pm until 4:00pm.

Handmade Holidays opened to a large crowd of shoppers all looking for that special gift for Christmas as well as decorations for the holidays.

Clarksville Parks and Recreations Handmade Holidays event
Clarksville Parks and Recreations Handmade Holidays event

Some of the items they found were scented soaps and bath fizzies, woodworking, decorative wreaths, puppets, toys, candies, cupcakes, children’s clothing, and the list goes on.

With more than 60 local crafters, designers and artists, there is something for everyone at the Handmade Holidays event.

“I look forward to this event every year,” stated Samantha Combs of Dickson. “This is my third time coming and it just keeps getting better and better each year. I get special gifts for my mother and others here that you just can’t find anywhere else.”

By the afternoon, some vendors were running short of popular items and had to send out to bring more in. Cupcake Tuesday sold out of all their cupcakes and were having more brought in. The type cupcakes they had were chocolate, vanilla and one call the “Elvis”. Cupcake Tuesday can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/TuesdayCupcake

Pure Joy Soap Company
Pure Joy Soap Company

Janis Emery with Pure Joy Soap Company was selling several types of amazing scented soaps. Types were available for men and women. You can find them at www.purejoysoap.com

“This is our 4th year here and we love it here,” said Janis Emery. “The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department does an outstanding job supporting the vendors and getting the information, supporting the vendors. If we have any problems we can go to them and they take care of them.”

“The turn out has been good. We always have a good turn out at this event. It’s one of the best shows around,” stated Emery.

Melissa’s Hand Made Items had a variety of items made from barn wood as well as custom ivory jewelry like mammoth, mastadon and more.

“I think the event has been fantastic. It’s a beautiful, sunny day and a lot of people have come out,” said Melissa Breed. “Were just right around the corner from Christmas so everybody’s here to buy and shop.”

Wreaths Galore had different types of arts and crafts as well has handmade wreaths. Owner Theresa Smith said, “A lot of people from all over, Dickson, Nashville, have come today to just shop. I have almost sold out.”

The Weirdly Not Sisters
The Weirdly Not Sisters

Friends Cat Murphy and Anna Day run their own business, The Weirdly Not Sisters. They got the name for their business from the literary reference but also because most people think that they are sisters and their not even related. Even their parents get their photos confused. They think it’s fun.

The Weirdly Not Sisters sell all natural bath fizzies, hand painted signs, bath trays, hand made pine cone wreaths, natural branch jewelry holders as well as scented pine cones.

Bath Fizzy
Bath Fizzy

One they say is just the bomb is the Fizzy Whizzbanger for the bath. Made with natural ingredients to ensure maximum relaxation without fear of skin irritants, Fizzy Whizzbangers employ soothing oils, therapeutic herbs and botanical butters for a luxurious bathing experience. Fizzy Whizzbangers are made to order in a multitude of scents. The Weirdly Not Sisters can be found online at this link.

“This event has been fantastic. We have had a lot of foot traffic come through here. More so than we expected. Our last festival was good but it was pretty hit and miss,” said Cat Murphy. “At this event, people are here to shop and get ready for Christmas. They are here to do everything they need to so they have that perfect present. We really appreciate the opportunity to be here.”

This year’s vendors, by category are:


  • Good Scents Candles


  • LNM Creation
  • McMahan Pottery
  • Terry Ellis
  • Thornton Pottery


  • C&L Farm
  • Dawn Cottrell
  • Infinity Designs
  • Scatter Sunshine


  • Author Signing Booth & Crafts
  • Bonnie Custom Creations
  • JeniLyn’s
  • Lynn and Lu
  • Maxx and Mee
  • Nonna’s Creations by Ronda Canter
  • Pitter Patterson’s Boutique
  • Sacer and Savive
  • Sew Adorable Bowtique
  • Simply Stitches by Dee
  • Sweetmay’s Creation
  • Willow Stitch Aprons


  • Aunt Joey’s Candies
  • B’s Cheesecakes
  • Cupcake Tuesday
  • Good Eats Food Truck
  • My oh my fried pies
  • Millers Confections
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Report
  • Natural Choices Botanica


  • Melt Me Lee


  • Alexandria’s Authentically Made Jewelry
  • Ecohandmade
  • Fanfaron
  • Signature Rings
  • The Salvaged Edge


  • Breed Custom Knives
  • Metal Concepts LLC


  • 3 6 5
  • Buck’s Daughter
  • Creative Cutters Corner & Crafts
  • Custom Crafts with a Classic Look
  • K C Creations
  • Puppet Planet
  • The Weirdly Not Sisters


  • Kemmer Photography


  • Dancing Cow Creamery
  • Possum Moon Soap
  • Pure Joy Soap Co.
  • The Green Rift


  • Annie and Friends
  • Faerytail Farm
  • Knit One Weave Too
  • NiftyCrochetWorks
  • That’s Sew Lindz


  • Hokeywoodworking
  • London Woodworks
  • Original Wood-Works
  • Pretty Home Creations
  • Simple + Sage
  • The Glass From the Past
  • The Cut Above Woodworking
  • Tuckessee Woodturners


  • Beverly Keay
  • Butler’s Korner
  • Hair Affair/ Wedding Etc.
  • Lottie Grace Designs
  • Wreaths Galore

“This is my second time coming to this event and I think it’s just wonderful,” stated Megan Hamilton. “I have already found the perfect gift for my mother and now I’m looking for something for my grandmother. I love the variety of items. This is one of my favorite local events.”

Dont forget, the Handmade Holidays event continues tomorrow, Sunday, November 15th from noon until 4:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park. Admission is free!

Liberty Park is located at 1188 Cumberland Drive.

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