If you enjoy arts and crafts, come and spend a fun Saturday in Logan!

Logan is a farming community nestled in northwest Kansas, on Highway 9.  Logan is home to the Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum who sponsors one of the best arts and crafts fairs around. Saturday, August 15, 2020, numerous artists and crafters from Kansas and surrounding states will turn the Hansen Plaza Square into a shopper’s paradise.  Family and friends rally together for this annual event held on the Hansen Plaza located on Main Street in downtown Logan, Kansas.  There is no admission charge.

The day gets underway with a charity 5k Run/2 mile Fun Walk.  Registration & T-shirt pickup begins at 7:00 a.m. The 5K run will start at 8:00 a.m. with the 2 mile walk to follow at 8:15 a.m.  All proceeds will be donated to charity.

Crafters check in before dawn!

Crafters check in before dawn in preparation for the fairs’ 9:00 a.m. opening.  Food vendors line two sides of the Square.

Delicious offerings may include hamburgers, brauts, chicken & noodles, homemade pies, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, sno-cones, and more.  If you start the day hungry, you won’t be for long.

Iowa chain saw artist, Blair Smith

Blair will be on the grounds to astonish you with his chain saw artistry.  Blair will begin performing at 9:00 a.m. and will complete four sculptures for your viewing pleasure.  Two of the incredible sculptures he makes will be given away in drawings at 10:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

For your listening pleasure, live music will be provided on two stages throughout the day.  The south stage will show case Formerly Three from Nebraska, at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.

From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. artisans will be giving presentations around the Plaza Square.  IMG_3547Artisan presentations will include: fast draw shooting by the Deer Creek Regulators; “Fleece to Fabric” by Area Weavers & Spinners and The Shepherd’s Mill; black smith techniques with Brian Bethke; painting by certified Bob Ross instructors T.R. Matthews and Sandy Seamone; wheel throwing techniques on the potter’s wheel; and Kansas artist, David Volbracht, will be on hand to demonstrate oil painting.

After strolling around the Plaza Square, please step inside the museum and meander through the gallery.  Our exhibit “Photo Ark” by world famous photographer Joel Sartore is a must see!  And, while you are inside, don’t forget to look at the handcrafted jewelry by Marcia Anderson, for sale in our Artist of the Month area.

Amble over to the Community Room where you can check out antique appraising, quilting demonstrations, and membership sales.  From 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., antique appraiser Bob Jones will be available to give a free verbal approximation of value on two of your antiques. At 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Janie Lowry will be giving quilting demonstrations.  And, don’t forget to stop by the membership table to purchase or renew your Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum membership.  Purchasing a membership during the Arts & Crafts Fair automatically enters you in the Purchase Prize drawings.  $500.00 dollars worth of purchase prize certificates will be given away in drawings held at 10:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.  Remember to stick around….you must be present to win.

At 9:00 a.m. Inflate-o-Fun will be ready to entertain the children with the bungee trampoline and dump truck jumper/slide comb.  At 1:00 p.m. the Kid’s Tent will host free face painting.

The highlight of the day will be the selection of 12 new winners (and two alternates) of the coveted “Artist of the Month” award.  This year’s crafters will be judged for their uniqueness, quality of craft, and display.  Winners will be presented with ribbons and certificates prior to the public announcement and photos at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for our 47th Annual Hansen Arts & Crafts Fair, Saturday, August 15, 2020, on the beautiful Hansen Plaza Square in downtown Logan, Kansas.  Come hungry, bring your wallet, and wear your walking shoes.  You’ll leave with a smile.