Regions finest come together at Cape’s arts and crafts fair

Fa la la la la!

You have every excuse to celebrate the most wonderful time of year when the 49th Annual Arts and Crafts Extravaganza returns to Cape Girardeau.

More than 300 high quality crafters will bring joy to the world on Nov. 23 and 24 at the Osage Centre and Show Me Center.

In fact, it’s the largest craft fair in the southeast Missouri region.

The highly anticipated craft show brings in some of the finest artisans from across the Midwest.

The neatest part: you’ll only find handmade items on sale. It’s the main requirement to be a part of the Extravaganza.

What to expect:

You’ll be able to eat, drink and be merry at the extravaganza this year.

Each location will feature a wide variety of arts and crafts.

Homemade Christmas candies, fresh roasted nuts, savory holiday dips and sauces, honey, baked goods, homemade jelly and salsa, delicious fudge and peanut brittle will all be available.

The craft fair will also feature home enhancing décor like sculptures, framed original art and photography, handmade pottery, leather goods, gourmet dog treats and fashions, wearable art, wood items of every description, toys, knitted, quilted and baby apparel, fabulous wreaths and table decorations, and an array of jewelry.

Judges will be on the lookout for the booth they believe is the “Best of Show” at each location.

Last year, an estimated 14,000 visitors shopped at the craft fair.

Word to the wise: carpool. Getting in and out of each location can be a bit hectic at times. 


  • Saturday, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both locations
  • Sunday, Nov. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations

Admission into the craft fair is only $5. Even better: the price of one ticket gets you into both locations.