This weekend, the Greensboro Farmers' Curb Market was busy, busy, busy. On Saturday, the regular food and produce stands were open. On Sunday, the market transformed into a holiday spectacular with crafters selling their handmade goods. Isles were filled with people hoping to find just the right gift. Pottery, jewelry, soaps, wreaths, dolls, and food were among the offerings. Crafters know their faithful customers and many customers know each other; so, in many ways, the event seems more like a gathering of friends.
While the size of the event pales in comparison to those in the convention centers throughout the state, the Arts and Craft Fair at the Curb Market is absolutely spectacular when it comes to having a hometown feel. According to their website, the origins of the curb market date to 1874, making it one of the oldest market in North Carolina. Formerly, the building was the National Guard Army building. The rounded roof hints at the venue's previous use. If you missed yesterday's event, you will have to wait until next year; however, there are plenty of special days on the calendar for 2012. This Saturday, head on over to Yanceville St., across from War Memorial Stadium, and you will find yourself wanting to become one of the regulars.