Coarsegold Peddler's Fair promises good deals at Memorial Day weekend

May 13, 2014 

The annual Coarsegold Peddler's Fair will be held over the Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26.

A bargain hunter's dream, a variety of vendors take over the Coarsegold Historical Village for the four-day event.

The fair features a wide range of products such as arts and crafts, interior decor, pet products, collectibles, wood carvers, antiques and much more.

"What's great about the Peddler's Fair is that there is something for everyone in the family," Christi Long of the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau said. "I love taking the kids and wandering through all the vendors. My son is really into medieval stuff and bought a Braveheart replica sword, and I found two old leather bound books to add to my collection last year."

In addition to the shopping, there will be numerous vendors selling a wide variety of food, and live music.

Steve Lopez and his Yosemite High School boys basketball team will grill corn and serve mouthwatering tri-tip sandwiches to raise funds for the Yosemite Youth Basketball Association. This event helps provide funds for summer basketball tournaments and scholarships for graduating seniors. Parents, players, and coaches work side-by-side during the Memorial Day weekend to raise funds for the program.

Not only are there acres of vendors from throughout the country, the village is also home to a number of unique shops and restaurants. Visitors can also learn about the region's tribal history, or connection with the gold rush of 1949. They can even try their hand at gold panning.

The Peddler's Fair starts Friday, May 23 and runs through Monday, May 26. Admission to the Peddler's Fair is free.

More information can be found at coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com.

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