The 5th Annual Winterfest, an indoor Christmas festival, will be held at the Oil Springs Cultural Arts and Recreation Center (OSCAR) on Saturday.
The event, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free to attend and serves as an opportunity for the public to support local businesses and organizations and have a meet and greet with in-house artists.
During the event, a Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. While the opportunity to meet, greet and have photos made with the duo will be free, there is a $5 charge for the breakfast.
A soup bean dinner will follow from noon to 2 p.m. for $5.
Also available for purchase during the festival will be $10 Christmas Cookie Kits, the funds from which support the Route 23 Cultural Heritage Network and Johnson Central High School Culinary Students.
In-house artisans and teachers present during the event will include professional artist Sandra L.K. Hall, Acoustic Rainbow Studio of Music and Bluegrace Art Studios. Cat Jamerson, a yoga instructor who gives weekly lessons at the OSCAR and offers private group instruction, will also be attending the event offering essential oil products for purchase, eye and body weighted restorative bags, buy-one-get-one free yoga class certificates and a drawing for a free class and yoga mat.
Attendees will also be able to shop from vendors that include Deer Creek Designs, Be U Jewelry & Gifts, EZ Street Baby Co, Sun Down Designs, Blissful Bling Paparazzi Jewelry, Scentsy, D&M Flowers & Wreaths, Dark Side Designs, Country Chic Crochet, Fabric & Textile Goods, Snips ‘N Scraps, Creative Stitches, Bae’s Baked & Canned Goods, Christmas Crafts by Brittany Rodebaugh, EKY Reclaimed Woodworks, Native American Jewelry by Jim Daniels, Pink Zebra and more.
The Johnson County Extension Homemakers will also be at the OSCAR on Saturday, presenting their Homemaker Showcase, which serves as an opportunity for the public to catch up on what each Homemaker club has accomplished this year, as well as participate in demonstrations of DIY Christmas crafts and décor.
The Paintsville/ Johnson County Trail Town Committee and Paintsville Main Street will also take part in the festival.
This year’s event is supported by the Route 23 Cultural Heritage Network, the Johnson County Family & Consumer Science Program, Johnson County Extension Homemakers, Paintsville Tourism and Kelly & Paula Conley.
For more information on the event or the vendors that will be present, visit the Oil Springs Cultural Arts and Recreation Center’s Facebook page.