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Shoppers were able to find many different, uniquely handcrafted items at Autumn Artistry. These ladies are looking over the many fun items in the Iowa Keepsakes by Sheryl LLC booth.

The preeminent craft and art show celebrating all things autumn has a firm place on the September calendar once again.

Autumn Artistry of Osage enters its 19th year on Saturday, Sept. 21, with a wealth of area artisans, quilters and harvest goods, all welcoming visitors in downtown Osage and at the Mitchell County Fairgrounds.

Also returning is the ever-popular Blacktop Cruisers Car Show. In its 17th year, it will be held at the fairgrounds on that day.

Autumn Artistry takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – and have plans to arrive early. Crafters fill three parking lots worth of space in the Osage’s downtown – located by Renee’s Loving Care; Home Trust and Savings Bank; and by Art’s Shoes. In addition, vendors will be located on Sixth Street, one block north and south of Main Street. Additional vendors will also be located at the Mitchell County Fairground, 1006 Chestnut Street, Osage.

A host of food vendors will provide lots of taste treats.

Live music, which can be found at the corner of Sixth and Main Street, will fill the air throughout the day.

Scheduled to perform are Spenser Rahm, Beau Bonner and Bryan O'Deen.

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Goods include harvest produce, mums and a whole slate of handcrafted fall and holiday items, from pottery and benches to birdhouses and painted furniture.

As in the past, a shuttle service will be used to provide rides to the parking lots and to the fairgrounds.

Registration for the car show will run from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with voting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards will be held at 3 p.m.

Kids games and events will also be held at the Osage Public Library during the show, with pumpkin decorating and entertainment planned.

The event is sponsored by Home Trust & Savings Bank, Milkhouse Candles and Red Can Sanitation. 

For more information, contact Kati Henry at the Osage Chamber of Commerce office at 704 Main Street in downtown Osage or by phone at 641-732-3163.

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