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30th annual Diamondhead Arts & Crafts Show

9/6/2014 | Press Release By Diamond Head Arts Show

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Homemade, handcrafted 
Diamondhead arts show features unusual gifts and goodies 
 
 Experience one of the best local fairs on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 
in September. The 30th annual Diamondhead Arts & Crafts Show will 
be held the Diamondhead Country Club Sept. 20-21. 
 Sample and shop wares of some 150 vendors, enjoy live music and 
fun activities for the children and watch artisans spinning their magic 
during demonstrations. Be sure to ride the mini train around the entire 
fair. Show times are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and 10 
a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. 
 Diamondhead is located west of Gulfport/Biloxi off of I-10, exit 16. 
While visiting the show, take a drive through the interesting 
Diamondhead community. The small city was named after Diamond 
Head, Hawaii. This Hawaiian influence is applied throughout 
Diamondhead. Most of the roads are named with Hawaiian names; 
the various community centers and private homes have a Hawaiian 
look, including prominent Kona/Tahitian rooflines. Diamondhead 
originally was designed by the developers in the 1970s to appeal to 
an older demographic looking for a place to retire near from New 
Orleans, Gulfport and Biloxi. Over time it has slowly changed from a 
retirement community and now attracts all ages. Many work at nearby 
DuPont and Stennis Space Center. 
 Parking for the show is easy; just take the Diamondhead shopping 
center off exit 16 and ride a shuttle to the fair. Food will be available 
both outside and inside the country club. 
 "The booths are set up under the beautiful giant oak trees and the 
atmosphere is so homey and pretty,” says Pat Sheehy, event 
spokeswoman. "We do everything in a circle so it makes it easier to 
see all the booths — very different from most fairs. Also, everything 
has to be at least 50 percent homemade or designed so it is not like a 
flea market. The items are very unusual and different. Very upscale.” 
 The event provides funding for Diamondhead Continuing Education, 
a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities to a variety of disciplines such 
as computer education, arts and crafts instruction, and dance/exercise classes. 

Press Release By Diamond Head Arts Show