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Beloved Yellow Springs festival returns this weekend after hiatus

Cyclops Fest, a celebration of the craft culture and community, is back. 

The Yellow Springs festival celebrating handmade items took a break last year but now, in its 7th year, festival organizers say the festival will be the best yet “with more to see, hear, taste and experience.” 

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“We’ve realized that if anything came out of taking the last year off, it was that both our passion for this culture and our inspiration to connect the entire community is stronger than ever,” organizers said in a press release. 

Jewelry for sale at the 2012 Cyclops Fest in Yellow Springs. After a year off the festival will return Sept. 8. CONTRIBUTED (HANDOUT)

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The festival, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, will feature DIY (do-it-yourself) culture, independent makers, indie vintage sellers, food trucks including Zombie Dogz, Rock Stop N Roll and Cookie Mayhem. There will also be a Funnel Cake Station, and a beer garden featuring Yellow Springs Brewery.

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Typically, 90 vendors bring their handmade wares to the village, drawing 8,000 people. 

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A few of the craft vendors selling their items include Barmaid Soap, Oddpottery, Urban Reclaimed and more. You can see the full vendor list on the official Cyclops website

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WANT TO GO? 

What: Cyclops Fest  

Where: John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton St., Yellow Springs 

When: Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Admission: Free 

More info and application for vendors: Website

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