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Bead Fest comes to Lancaster for the first time

  • Aniya Faulcon

Bead Fest

Airdate: August 3, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Bead Fest is back and will be held in person this year for the first time in Lancaster.

August 17th through the 20th , Bead Fest will celebrate 20 years of existence at the Lancaster Marriot in Penn Square, 25 South Queen St., and plans to bring shopping, educational workshops, vendors, and more.

With an expectation of about 4,000 attendees for this year’s Bead Fest, Katie Hacker, content manager for Interweave said she knows it will be special because of Lancaster’s vibrant community and the opportunity to bring people together through jewelry making.

“I think it’s a really powerful therapy for the instructors who are there, for the people who are coming to visit, shop, play, and learn,” said Hacker. “And for us working there, it’s really important for us to be able to get together and share the significance of these objects that are so small, but they really do carry a lot of weight.”

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