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St. Joseph County Fair offers treasure trove of vendors

Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 6:29 PM EDT
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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - It’s not just food and fun at the St. Joseph County 4H Fair, but also shopping.

16 News Now reporter Jack Springgate spoke with craft vendors to learn what treasures you can find this year.

There’s more than 100 vendors scattered throughout the fair grounds, and you might be surprised with what you find.

You can find these vendors at the Newton Family Commercial building and in the pavilion mainly.

I can’t really describe all of what’s here because it’s really all over the board. You can find toys for kids, skin care products, people to help keep your gutters clean--you really just have to come here to find out.

Not all these business owners have store fronts so being at the fair is a big deal for their exposure.

One vendor selling her homemade natural skincare products, who’s just 21 years old, is at the fair for the first time. She says it’s great being face to face with her customers.

“I actually like to talk to people because when I talk to people I get to do face-to-face exposure. I like word of mouth exposure more than a commercial or anything like that because I like organic things. I’m an organic person. I’m very simple. I like that face to face contact so you know who’s doing it, who’s making it, and where it’s coming from,” says Zion Bradford, owner of Yoni Jay.

There’s just so many different types of vendors, you’ll just have to come down to the fairgrounds to see for yourself.

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