Craft Fair in the Woods

The perfect place amongst the beautiful cypress and oaks
for crafters to share their talent and creativity with others.


CRAFT FAIR IN THE WOODS is coming to an end....

Thank you for visiting and supporting the Craft Fair in the Woods at Freedom Ranch for the past 10 years. What started out as a place to support my passion for crafts turned into a big event that supported over 100 vendors and their passion. It has been a great experience from day one. My passion has now changed and the need to go enjoy some of the “over 50” things has arrived. My husband and I are ready to do some traveling, exploring, relaxing and enjoying as much time as we can with our three (for now) grandchildren. I will miss the hustle and bustle, preparation, enjoyment, excitement and sheer pleasure of the Craft Fair in the Woods but this “good thing” must come to an end.

I would like to thank everyone that has been involved to help make this such a great event. We wouldn’t have had such a beautiful venue for this event if John Glenn wouldn’t have said, “just have your craft show at the ranch” so, thank you John it’s been the perfect place. Vendors shared their talents and passion to make this such a unique show with items that were handmade and homemade only which was appreciated by the visitors. It was said many times “this is what a craft show is supposed to be like.” I can’t thank the awesome group of volunteers from Freedom Ranch’s’ Church in the Woods enough for all of their hard work and always showing up to practice the critical event of loving others. I’ve had vendors tell me how much they appreciated the help they received when they were there. All of the little details were taken care of by someone willing to help and it showed and was appreciated by many. We couldn’t have gotten the word out like we did had it not been for the willingness of local businesses taping a flyer up year after year or allowing us to place a big banner on their property. Our local radio station was always willing to give us a spot on the air to tell about the big day. The general public did a great job too of not only talking it up to others but showing up and enjoying the day. Thank you all!!!!

A personal special thank you to Mary at Alpha Ministries for the great job she did year after year registering our many vendors, answering a ton of calls and being such a great help to me. A big thanks to my husband who may have rolled his eyes a time or two over the past 10 years but supported me in this passion of mine. He was my right-hand man and took care of the big stuff that was beyond me. He won’t have to worry about parking 3,500 visitors this year, hopefully just where he’s going to park the RV while we’re on a trip.

My second Saturday in November will be different this year but I’m looking forward to see what new things will be in store for the fall of 2017 and I hope you will too.


Pam Hales

Craft Fair in the Woods

     The Craft Fair in the Woods is located at Freedom Ranch in Okeechobee County. The grand oaks, cypress, and cabbage trees are the perfect backdrop for our artists and craftsmen to display and sell their handiwork. 

     For those who love to shop and are looking for that special item either for themselves or a gift for someone else, admission is free for shoppers.  There are so many different types of products you just have to come out and look for yourself. 

     While you're enjoying this why not have some delicious food from our food vendors. You'll get to see nature up close on a swamp buggy ride and relax as you're intrigued by the talented riders and horses at the Arena Demonstration. It's a craft show you'll never forget so come join us for a day "in the woods" and see what everyone's talking about.

Our volunteers

Just a few of our many

volunteers willing to  help.  Courteous and friendly too!

Makes you want to come back every year.


Inside the building

under the Pavilion

and on the trails under 

the trees.  

Shop till you drop!

100+ Vendors to choose from, plus this year we are having Food Vendors.