The 17th Annual Fleur De Lis Christmas Craft Fair was a Crowd Pleaser

Every available space at the Natchitoches Event Center was filled by 113 vendors from around Louisiana and surrounding states as the Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Fair took place November 27. The popular fair, a beloved community tradition in its 17th year, joined other activities downtown as part of the lead-up to the Christmas Festival weekend. Several thousand visitors stopped by the daylong event and browsed through booths filled with handmade craft items and foods.

Natchitoches’ Hope for Paws was on hand selling delicious treats for both people and pets to raise funds to further their mission. This organization of volunteers has been a fixture at the fair for the past 6 years, raising awareness of their mission of rescue, rehabilitation, spay and neutering, and adoption. The organization is currently hosting 20 dogs awaiting permanent homes at its site and has successfully adopted over 100 dogs to new owners. Anyone looking for a new addition to their home is invited to take a look at the Natchitoches Hope for Paws Facebook Page.

The annual Fleur de Lis Christmas Craft Fair is a wonderful opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping while helping artisans and small businesspeople.