Organizer Jeanie Thomas says the fair will offer wood crafts, soft sculpture, garden ornaments, miniature brick doorstops, children's rocking chairs, miniature dolls, shadow boxes, clay jewelry, country porch dolls, preserves, silk florals, watercolors, potpourri, wreaths, gift bags, pottery and stoneware, stenciled baskets, padded photo albums, bead necklaces, decorated T-shirts and sweat shirts, and more.
Space is still available for those who sell handmade items with a country theme. A flea market will not be part of the fair.
"We try to make [the fair] bigger and better each year," Mrs. Thomas said. The fair is the church's main fund-raiser.
About 40 church members are coordinating the day's events, which include hay rides, face painting, numerous children's activities, pit beef and Italian sausages, an indoor country kitchen serving crab soup and lunch fare, a bake shop and two auctions.
A "Chinese auction," which starts at 1 p.m., is a silent auction in which dollar bids are deposited for each item and a winner is drawn. Items in that, Mrs. Thomas said, are "things like manicures, free hair appointments and items of the $10 category, such as free videos or movie passes" donated by local businesses.
A regular auction will begin outdoors at 2 p.m. "In the past, we've auctioned everything from passes to attractions in Baltimore to vacations in Ocean City and Deep Creek Lake," Mrs. Thomas said. "Last year, The Lumberyard donated two gigantic half-moon windows. It could be anything."