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Panther Portrait: Pear Fair

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

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College Hill saw hundreds of visitors on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the eighth annual Pear Fair.

The indie craft fair, hosted by local business Mohair Pear, featured over 30 vendors selling goods ranging from handmade jewelry and letterpress cards to skincare products and handcrafted skateboards.

Music from vinyl records emanated throughout the block from a tent occupied by ZZZ Records of Des Moines.

Milkbox Bakery and Latin American food truck La Calle provided food and treats for purchase.

The Pear Fair was begun in 2010 by Mohair Pear owner Barb Schilf, who wanted to showcase handmade products, according to a press release.

“We’ve always pushed the local angle and this was a way to make it real,” Schilf said in the press release. “Real, local people making things. Really cool and creative things.”

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