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Holiday tradition: Christmas shoppers welcome return of Pickneyville craft fair

Special Photo. Shoppers browse items during last year's Hometown Christmas Craft Fair at the Pickneyville Park Community Recreation Center.

Special Photo. Shoppers browse items during last year's Hometown Christmas Craft Fair at the Pickneyville Park Community Recreation Center.

NORCROSS -- Gwinnett's popular Hometown Christmas Craft Fair will be back again this year.

The event, which has become a tradition for many to find unique holiday gifts, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center.

At the Potter's Gift Shop, the center's pottery students sell some of their handmade creations, from funk to classic styles.

"The craftsmanship of the items made are truly phenomenal," said Raven Miller, a recreation leader at the center. "Last year we had candles and edible spices that filled the room with such fragrance, and jewelry that was so amazing. The amount of professionalism and hard work put into the crafts is truly a sight to see and definitely worth coming out to view."

The free indoor craft fair also features jewelry, gift baskets, hand-sewn items and other one-of-a-kind crafts.

During the shopping, children under 12 can create a make-and-take craft, a press release said.

For information on becoming a vendor to sell crafts or items, call 770-417-2200.

The recreation center is located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Norcross.