Unique, healthy products like perogies from West Kelowna’s Flavours Kitchen were available to buy at the weekend fair. The gourmet perogies are made from scratch, using locally grown products. (Robin Grant/Western News)

VIDEO: Thousands attend inaugural Artisan’s Christmas Craft Fair

Fair recognized contribution of late community leader Laurel Burnham

Holiday shoppers lined up outside the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre to attend the first annual Artisan’s Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday.

According to organizer Frances Callaghan, more than 3,000 people came out to the event on Nov. 2, which featured 165 vendors from around British Columbia. Craft fairs like this one encourage people to buy local, she said.

“It shows how strong the economy is here in Penticton. It helps the small businesses grow,” she added.

READ MORE: Inaugural craft fair in Penticton honouring late community builder

The Artisan’s Christmas Craft Fair ran both Saturday and Sunday.

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