Maker's Market gets residents pumped for fall

Saturday, September 07, 2019

OTTUMWA — For some, fall isn’t just about pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches, apple cider and sweaters. It’s also about the new Fall Maker’s Market.

Artists, crafters, jewelry makers and vendors gathered to showcase their work. Many have been producing their work for years and some even said it was their first time coming to the Fall Marker’s.

Chris Kontz, a children’s hat maker said she first made hats for her grandchildren and then others told her to make more and sell them. Kontz did just that, going around the state to display the rest of her hats.

Kontz took months to create hats but said it is worth the time. “What I like is people coming and leaving with a smile,” she said. “Even if they’re not gonna buy it, they still laugh and smile.”

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