Stories From Stanley, Idaho

Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts and Craft Fair

Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts and Craft Fair

Join us for the 41st Annual Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts and Craft Fair!
Saturday, July 15:  10am – 6pm
Sunday, July 16:  9am – 4pm

You don’t need to be an artist or crafty to attend the Mountain Mamas Arts and Crafts Fair. You just need to have an appreciation for the arts and food!

Photo courtesy of Sawtooth Mountain Mamas

The Mountain Mamas have been a pillar to the Stanley community since 1976. These amazing Mamas are not only a social network for the women of the valley, they raise funds and support local organizations. They provide college or post-high school scholarships each year to anyone who attended the Stanley School. They support the area sports, winter activities, Stanley Library, Meditation Chapel, Salmon River Clinic, EMTs, Stanley Museum and more.

The major fund raiser is their annual Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts and Crafts Fair.

Photo courtesy of Sawtooth Mountain Mamas

Reasons to attend the Arts and Crafts Fair:

  • Shop, eat and meet new people!
  • Over 140 vendors from the Northwest.
  • Featuring paintings, photographs, jewelry, soap, spices, quilts, woodwork and so much more.
  • Food vendors (who doesn’t love Fair food!). New vendors this year include pizza and crepes.
  • 1st Annual Cookie Contest for amateur bakers – enter your most delectable cookies to win prizes.
  • Most of the profits go directly to the community.
  • It’s fun for all ages!

Photo courtesy of Sawtooth Mountain Mamas

Local musicians will entertain fair-goers all weekend long. Wear your dancing shoes!
Saturday and Sunday Morning: Dewey, Pickette and Howe
Saturday Afternoon: Jaz
Sunday Afternoon: Dick Polley

Music to our ears – Mountain Mama Deanna Sue has been known to softly sing the chorus of ‘Paradise’ with Dewey, Pickette and Howe. Will she grace the stage again this year?

Word of mouth among the vendors has resulted in over 140 booths at the Fair. And it’s not too late to showcase your talent as a vendor and become a part of this fun event in Stanley.

While some may consider the Mountain Mamas to be Superwomen, the Fair is a larger undertaking than they can do alone. What would make the Fair a better experience for you? Volunteering at the Fair!

Please contact the Sawtooth Mountain Mamas if you would like to be a vendor or volunteer.

Don’t miss this opportunity to buy direct from the artists and to help raise funds for the Sawtooth Mountain Mamas so they can continue supporting the Stanley community.

We invite you to come to the Fair and stay for the weekend!

Sleep.  Eat.  Do.

When you see these Mountain Mamas, please give them a round of applause for all that they do in the Stanley community.

Photo courtesy of Sawtooth Mountain Mamas

Blog written by Erica Cole



Featured Local Events

DATE: March 2 - 4, 2018

TIME: Multi-times

LOCATION: Park Creek Ski Area, Alturas Lake Ski Area, Community Building, Stanley, ID

March 3rd & 4th, 2018 — Sawtooth Ski Club 16th Annual Ski Festival

  • SATURDAY, March 3rd, Park Creek Ski Area
    Highway 21, 7 miles W. of Stanley
    11am-2pm Homemade Chili & Treats
    Poker Run!!!
    Winning hand called at 1:30 pm
  • SATURDAY EVENING 5:30-8:30pm
    Stanley Community Building
    Dinner Extravaganza
    Incredible Silent Auction, bring your checkbook!
  • SUNDAY, March 4th
    Alturas Lake Ski Area
    Highway 75, 20 miles S. of Stanley
    11am-3pm Soup Kitchen Social
    Great ski trails and a great time!!!

The Sawtooth Ski Club will host the 16th Sawtooth Ski Festival March 3rd and 4th. Come ski, play, feast, dance, shop and socialize, all while supporting Cross Country Skiing in Stanley Sawtooth Country! At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd at the Park Creek Ski Trails, homemade chili and treats will await eager participants at the annual Poker Run. Donating fun lovers ski or snowshoe a fun course, stopping at stations to collect cards and when the game is called at 1:30, whoever has collected the best poker hand wins a most excellent prize! At 5:30 Saturday evening at the Stanley Community Building, our ski club celebrity chef will present a delicious dinner and at the same time an amazing silent auction will take place. Many local businesses, arts and crafts people and friends of the club donate lovely things, wonderful services, ski and fashion accessories and deliciously fantastic items to the auction. At 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 4th at the Alturas Lake Ski Trails Soup Kitchen Social, enjoy great skiing along with with trailside soup and cookies. All events are donation based, so be sure to bring your check book or cash for the donation jars. The Sawtooth Ski Festival is our only fundraising event of the year. We depend on memberships, donations and Ski Festival proceeds to fund our efforts to provide quality groomed cross country ski trails at Park Creek and Alturas lake. Call Karen Keiski at 208-774-3487 if you wish to volunteer for any of the events or donate to the silent auction. See you at the Festival!


LINK: http://sawtoothskiclub.com/

TEL: 208-774-3487

CONTACT: David or Karen keiski@ruralnetwork.net


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