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September 03, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Koi Festival

Stroll through the Lily Pons Water Gardens near Buckeystown this weekend and enjoy Koi fish displays, attend water-gardening lectures, take a paddle boat or canoe ride on one of the ponds, browse through arts and crafts displays, listen to music and sample international food. The 17th annual Koi Festival, sponsored by the Frederick County Art Association, benefits high school scholarships and the Delaplaine Visual Art Center.

The gardens are off Route 85. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $2. For information and directions, call 800-999-5459.

Capture the beauty and artistry of American craftsmanship this Labor Day weekend at the third annual Craft Festival at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, in Winterthur, Del. A juried invitational show, the two-day festival features contemporary and traditional work by 180 artisans from 11 states. Shoppers will find something for every age, taste and price. Wares for sale include Windsor chairs and other handcrafted furniture, wrought-iron lamps, nature-inspired quilts, wooden kitchen utensils, ceramic dinnerware, wooden toys and music boxes. Art to wear includes hand-woven vests, leather belts and jewelry. Demonstrations, live music and family entertainment, a fireworks extravaganza set to music and food created by area restaurants also are part of the festivities.

Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are $8 per day, $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under free with an adult. Winterthur is on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington. Call 800-448-3883.

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