Special to the HDN

LOGAN — Nestled in northwest Kansas, on Kansas Highway 9, the Dane G. Hansen Museum sponsors one of the best craft fairs around.

On Aug. 19, more than 50 crafters from Kansas and surrounding states will turn the Hansen Plaza Square in downtown Logan into a shopper’s paradise. Along with shopping, entertainment is planned for the whole family all day. Best of all, there is no admission fee to attend.

Two stages hosting live music will entertain the crowd throughout the day. The Vogt Sisters, an acoustic Americana-Folk act from Erie, will perform on the north stage at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and the multi-talented one-man-band Mark Nebel, from Smith Center, will entertain from the south stage at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Several artisans will be giving presentations throughout the day. Artisan presentations include: Fast draw shooting by the Deer Creek Regulators; Area Weavers & Spinners and the Shepherd’s Mill; blacksmith techniques by Brian Bethke; Joy of Painting instructors T.R. Mathews & Sandy Seamone will demonstrate painting the Bob Ross Way; and Iowa chainsaw artist Blair Smith will be on the grounds to astonish with his chainsaw carving skills. Chainsaw carving performances will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Drawings to give away two carvings will be at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Inside the Community Room, antique appraiser Bob Jones will be on hand to give verbal approximations of value on antiques, and Janie Lowry will give quilted table topper demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

There will be inflatables for children beginning at 9 a.m. on the west side of the museum. At 10 a.m., the Kid’s Tent will host bingo and balloons. Prizes such as free face-painting coupons, sno cone certificates, bags of kettle corn, and even $15 in Hansen Bucks are up for grabs.