Duchesne County Holly Fair

If you think it’s too early to talk about the Holly Fair in Duchesne County then you don’t know how big of a deal this event is. Considered the longest running craft fair in the state of Utah, vendors are already lining up to get applications in and guarantee a spot in the November event held every year in Roosevelt. According to Duchesne County Economic Development Director Irene Hansen, the Holly Fair started over 40 years ago at the applied technology college and has since grown to include 4 or 5 major locations. “We got to the point where we were turning away vendors and realized it could be bigger,” explains Hansen. “Our event brings in vendors from 5 states as well as attendees from 5 states.” The Holly Fair has consistently attracted thousands of visitors each year with nearly 10,000 unique visits tallied at the event last year. If you want to talk about a great way to support local commerce, says Hansen, it doesn’t get more basic than supporting crafters and locals who manufacture a product with their hands. Money spent stays close to homes and hearts in Duchesne County. This year’s Holly Days event is scheduled for November 4th and 5th.

Image source: visitduchesnecounty.org

Image source: visitduchesnecounty.org

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.