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Peddlers Sell Variety Of Wares In Ferry Show
A group of shoppers takes time to peruse the offerings on this table, just one of many vendors that had a variety of items to sell at the Peddlers Faire. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Leader

Whatever you were looking for – even if you didn’t know exactly what it was – chances are you found it if you went to the Peddler’s Faire in Knights Ferry on Sunday.

From seashell wind chimes to old bottles, mirrors to dressers, comics to jewelry, the more than a hundred vendors set up for the April 23 show had plenty to offer.

“This is my fifth year,” said vendor Sue Murray of Denair, who hosted a booth of collectible items. “I love the people, always so friendly, they want to be here. I can’t believe how much I’ve sold.”

Patrons were in a buying mood, many hauling off purchases of all shapes and sizes, some having to bring their vehicles in from far off parking spots just to pick up their merchandise. Booths were set up around the upper parking area and down around the historic covered bridge.

“We came here last year and loved it so much, we decided to make it an annual event,” said shopper Lueretta Dirickson of Atwater.

She didn’t have any specific purchase in mind, just “whatever strikes me,” she said.

Carolyn Barbano of Oakdale was making yarn out of wool and drew some curious onlookers as she plied her craft, while seventh and eighth grade students from Knights Ferry School were busy selling food and beverages to raise money for their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.


Jim and Bonnie Stevens of Oakdale were also on hand with a booth and were enjoying visiting with potential shoppers as well as Knights Ferry residents. The show is hosted rain or shine and this year featured sunny skies and picture perfect weather.