Holiday sale becomes an extravaganza for both the vendors and the buyers

Local crafts were a major part of the Holiday Extravaganza vending show Saturday at the High Plains Community Center in Killdeer. – Herald photos / Brad Mosher

The shoppers were mostly local for the Holiday Extravaganza vendor show Saturday at the High Plains Community Center. A week before the annual Shop Local Saturdays, people were doing that in Killdeer.

Staff Writer

There were nearly 40 vendors filling up the center as more than 150 visitors stopped by to do their Christmas season shopping, according to one of the event organizers, Sarah Duttenhefner of Halliday.

There was everything from knitted hats to aroma candles and a coffee stand offering a wide variety of flavors to the visitors.

“A lot of them (the visitors) plan to do their Christmas shopping here. They have a few things in mind, and they can get it here every year,” she explained.

One of the new items offered at the annual event was vinyl covers for mugs, she added.

“The two ladies put vinyl lettering on mugs and stuff like that. That was the newest thing we had here.

“There was also a table here that was selling wild rice, which I love,” Duttenhefner said.

More than half of the vendors were local, she added, and regularly make the rounds of the local vendors shows in the


Some of the vendors came from long distances in spite of the poor weather, Duttenhefner added.

Forty vendors had signed up for the Holiday Extravaganza and all but four made it to Killdeer in spite of the poor weather conditions on Friday because a severe winter storm which brought a travel advisory from state officials.

According to organizers for the Holiday Extravaganza, the event has continued to grow as more people take advantage for doing their seasonal shopping before the big shopping days of Black Friday (Nov. 23), Shop Local Saturday (Nov. 24) and Cyber Monday (Nov. 26).

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