The fifth annual Bluff Dale Arts and Crafts Show will take place from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday on US Highway 377 across from the Bluff Dale Post Office.

All sorts of crafts will be on hand including a couple of Granbury women who recycle gourds into decorated birdhouses.

Georgia Scott, the show’s sponsor, will also be there with her handmade jewelry.

Kathy Geffre, from Stephenville, is a new addition to this year’s show. She will be spinning alpaca fleece from a herd in Morgan Mill managed by Pam Bush.

Geffre will demonstrate how fleece was spun long ago using a spinning wheel.

Scott is especially excited about Geffre’s demonstration. She said there will also be items made of alpaca fleece for sale such as scarves and a teddy bear.

Stained glass artist Bonnie Welch, of Bluff Dale, will be at the show again along with another show favorite, Dewey Heintz. Heintz will once again bring and display his Texas artwork.

Another favorite, Avril Todd, will be on hand with her crafted birdhouses and bags.

“Every year (the show) gets bigger and bigger,” Scott said.

Other booths include antique dealers, children’s clothing and doll.

The Study and Garden Club will be selling chances to win a beautiful handmade quilt of flowers from the United States.

The study club is also selling all sorts of food and goodies under the big white tent. The club will donate proceeds to the Bluff Dale Volunteer Fire Department. 

Bluff Dale VFD has helped battle many fires this year in Erath County and needs a new water truck.

“Our fires have been really out of hand this year and our guys have been working double-time to fill up their trucks,” Scott said.

The show is in association with the annual Bluff Dale Homecoming, which happens every Labor Day weekend. It will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Tabernacle.

A special bonus this year includes a Christian band performing at the Tabernacle Saturday night.

Everyone is invited to come meet old friends and make new ones.