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Events this weekend!

The Mennonite Country Auction and Relief Sale is this Saturday (October 6) at 10 a.m.on the Menno Mennonite Church grounds in Ritzville (1378 N. Damon Road Ritzville, 99169). The food is always great (try the sausage sandwich and the soups!), you can also purchase locally raised meat, Amish cheeses, and pie. There are demonstrations of fresh pressed apple cider and apple butter that can also be purchased. Baked goods, handmade crafts, and Ten Thousand Villages items will also be sold.

The big event at Menno is a quilt auction. Whether you’re purchasing or just watching the auction, the event is one of my annual favorites.


The Custer 37th Annual Fall Antique & Collector’s Sale has starts on Friday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center (404 N. Havana St.). Admission is $6 for the weekend; kids 12 and under are free.
 I suggest budgeting your cash and bringing a snack. There will be 200 vendors selling all sorts of vintage and antique goods. On Saturday and Sunday, the MAC will be appraising antiques and treasures, so if you have something at home you’ve always wanted to know about, bring it with you.

Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

           Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

           Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The Apple Festival going on at Green Bluff right now. Every weekend through October—so there’s plenty of time left to pick apples, drink cider, and take hayrides. There's live music, craft booths, corn and straw mazes, food, and every apple  for the whole family to enjoy.


Don’t forget the farmer’s markets in town. The season is winding down, so get there while the vendors still have produce.


Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at