Hunting for Michigan-made treasures at the DMG craft show

HOUGHTON — This November, as hunters head to the woods, those left behind head for the sales. The Daily Mining Gazette’s annual Deer Hunters’ Widows craft show begins Nov. 11, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show provides a chance for early Christmas shopping and discovering unique gifts.

The 60 plus vendors will gather at the Houghton Copper Country Mall Saturday. These vendors come from as far as Ironwood to sell their made in Michigan goods. This show is held each year thanks to the Copper Country Mall, said Yvonne Robillard, advertising director for the Daily Mining Gazette.

“Mingle, shop, and get that one of a kind gift for family, friends and those “Yoopers” who are away from the area. I know that my family appreciates it when they get a gift that reminds them of home and this is what this sale is all about, family, friends and friendship!” said frequent vendor Jacqueline Ellenich.

Ellenich creates rustic jewelry using elements of the michigan outdoors for her company Designs by Jak. “I enjoy visiting with the other crafters and seeing what they have been working on during the year. People are just so talented,” Ellenich said.

Offering a wide range of products, including woodwork, hand-crafted jewelry, baked goods, mittens and books. Shoppers just might find the perfect gift they were looking for.

Becky Christianson, a repeat vendor, is selling a range of crafts just at her own booth. Holiday wreaths, decorative UP pillows and crystal snowflakes, just to name a few. She’s hoping for a large turnout like last year.

“If you can’t find it there you’re probably not going to find it in the Keweenaw peninsula,” said Christianson.