First ever Wampus Wonderland craft show set for Saturday

Olivia Trimble, Chad Maupin, and Payton Bridewell of Cattywampus Co-op

Photo: Dustin Bartholomew, Flyer Staff

There’s a new holiday craft show in town.

The first ever Wampus Wonderland is set for Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

The event, created to try and fill the void left by the incredibly popular Little Craft Show that was cancelled for 2016, is set to include over 100 artists and craft vendors in its first year.

The show will include makers like Pickles’ Pottery, a Fayetteville-based company that makes handmade clay puzzles, tick-tac-toe sets and ornaments, or James Handmade Goods, an Arkansas company that makes coffee pour-overs, plant holders, and other unique gift items. A full list of vendors, complete with website links to peruse, is here.

In addition to the local arts and crafts, there will be 10 local food trucks on the grounds for the event including The Green Goat, Zuppa Zuppa, Street Dogs Food Truck, and others.

A hangout lounge featuring craft cocktails by local simple syrup company, Pink House Alchemy, live music and other holiday themed activities will also be included in the event.

A photo backdrop created by artist Jason Jones for Wampus Wonderland


There will be Krampus impersonators running around, hand-painted backdrops by local artists for photo opportunities, and other surprises in store as well.

Olivia Trimble, who is one of the organizers of the event, had a pretty interesting-sounding description of the show.

“Think Stranger Things meets the craziest Christmas party you’ve ever been to. With lots of gold lamé,” she told us back in October.

The show is set to begin at 10 a.m., and will run until around 6 p.m. It’s free to attend, and open to the public.

For a bit more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.

What: Wampus Wonderland

When: Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Washington County Fair Grounds
Cost: Free to attend