ULSTER – With sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, Sunday was a great day to sit down at a picnic table.


But in Ulster, some people chose to sit at craft tables.


More than 40 vendors showed up for the Ulster Sheshequin Fire Association’s Third Annual Fall Craft Show.


According to craft show organizer Karen Bixby, crafters had 54 tables of various crafts out for the show.


“I think all the vendors are quite happy, and they seem to have done quite well,” she commented.


She said there was a “steady stream” of visitors, and the kitchen was doing brisk business with food sales.


By holding the craft show in September, she said, people can shop for all the holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


“This gives people a chance to buy before the heating bills kick in,” she said. “It works very well.”


“They may find a hard-to-find holiday gift they’ve been looking for,” she added.


Sally Williams and Jennifer Leach of Sheshequin were among the shoppers.


Leach said she was looking for Christmas gifts, and trying to get some ideas early this year.


Williams, meanwhile, thought one vendor, Joyce Reynard of Sayre, had some “beautiful” scarves on display.


Reynard described her wares as “fashion scarves.” She said her sales were pretty good.


In addition, she said there weren’t any items at the show like hers, which she thought worked in her favor.


“That helped,” she said.


Proceeds from the craft show benefit the fire association.


The next craft show will be held in the spring.


Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: reviewtroy@thedailyreview.com.