Craft show to take over Mr. Happy’s Mercantile in March

Craft items such as these painted rocks and ceramics will be available at the craft fair at Mr. Happy’s Mercantile Saturday, March 28. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Nearly 20 vendors will take over Mr. Happy’s Mercantile Saturday, March 28, as fans and shoppers attend a craft fair at the shop. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature local handmade crafts and art.

“We plan on an awesome event highlighting the mountain community artisans and their abilities to create arts, crafts and home goods,” Lori Jo Wood, soap and gourd artist and teacher, said.

Vendor spaces are filling up fast, but there are still several spots available. The cost is $10 per space, due by the morning of the fair.

“Anyone who offers a homemade craft is invited to participate,” organizer Jackie Florence Kreuzer said. “So far, we have farmhouse crafts, jewelry, soaps, woodworking pieces and many other exciting items. Please come out to support our local crafters.”

Some tables will be provided, but vendors are encouraged to bring their own tables, portable canopies and chairs.

Christine Braun commented on social media, “We will be there, so far we have handmade jewelry and purses, plus more in the works. We are looking forward to this.”

Mr. Happy’s Mercantile is located at 57475 Highway 371 in Anza.

For more information about the craft fair, contact Jackie Florence Kreuzer at

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at