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Roy Peters of Verona plays one of his handcrafted Native American flutes Saturday at Eagle Mills 19th Annual Arts and Crafts Show in Broadalbin.

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Eagle Mills craft fair returns for 19th year

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - Updated: 7:59 AM

By NICOLE MONSEES

nicole.monsees@recordernews.com

BROADALBIN -- Eagles Mills hosted its 19th Annual Arts and Crafts Show Saturday with more than 130 crafters, featuring woodwork, quilts, baskets, florals, candles, clothing, painting, nature photos and jewelry.

It’s a beautiful place to play,” said Roy Peters, a flute maker from Verona.  “I love running water and this place fits perfectly with what I do.”

This is Peters' third year at the show.  He not only makes Native American flutes, but he also plays them and has recorded a number of songs.

He is also a chainsaw carver, turning pieces of wood into pieces of art.

Peters went on to explain how the area is tranquil and the reflection of trees could be seen in the water that runs by the mill.

“How could you not want to be here,” said Peters.

The smell of popcorn, pizza and fried dough came from a number of vendors, as the line for the bakery was backed up through the door and down the stairs to a small wooden deck.

Everyone wanted a taste of apple cider doughnuts, along with other sweet treats.

Back along the line of crafters was David Coleman, a pottery maker from Chestertown.

Coleman said he’s been coming to the arts and crafts show for several years.  

On Saturday he brought some plates, mugs, glasses and trays which were all handmade and handpainted with a lead-free glaze he makes himself.

“It’s a good show,” said Coleman.  “Plus I love apple cider and doughnuts.”

There was entertainment for all ages at the show, including children, who took pleasure in having their face painted.  Some had butterflies, others hand monkeys, but if neither of those satisfied there was always the good old standby - apple cider and doughnuts.

     

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