What’s Up

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Selene and I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and we, along with the rest of the world, hope that 2022 ushers in a more normal year.

The past 2 years have been trying for everyone, we have seen a number of Friends affected by the Covid Pandemic.  Some vendor friends of ours have been unable to continue, as well as some brick and mortar operators, we have seen Craft Shows cancelled and others continue.  We have been lucky in that we have been able to continue, even seen an increase (as some of my past posts have indicated) and hope that those less fortunate see better times ahead.

We will begin the 2022 half of the Craft Season at our Home Market, The Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market in February and hopefully see the folks in Palatka in March and the Bostwick folks in April (it has been two years since our last trip there) and in between Diamond D.  Regardless of everything else going on I plan on continuing building Whirligigs and bringing them to as many folks as possible as long as I can 😉

Today on Christmas Day we hope everyone is surrounded by Friends and Family and remember that the Christmas Spirit is something we should strive to carry with us all year round, be polite and kind to your fellow man & woman and above all else keep the Hope alive for better times for everyone.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone,
Selene and Bob

 

Last Chance for Hand Crafted Christmas Presents!

Sunday, December 19, 2021, there will be a Market at Orange Park from 10 AM to 3 PM, the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market.  This will be your last chance for that special one of a kind Hand Crafted gift.  So if you have any shopping left on your list, the Market this Sunday should be a must!

JaxWhirligigs, along with a number of other Hand Crafted Vendors and Food Vendors will be at the Market.

We will have one of the best selections we have had in a couple of months. We will have our New Patriotic Eagles, Butterflies, Flamingos, Hummingbirds, Cardinals and about 65 other Whirligigs.  Come early for the best selection and to beat the weather 🙂

Selene and I hope to see you there this Sunday, but if we don’t, we hope you have a Very Merry Christmas,
Bob

Orange Park Market this Sunday Dec 5, 2021 (Yes JaxWhirligigs will be there)

Yippie, there is a Market this Sunday in Orange Park and JaxWhirligigs will be there 🙂   Sunday Dec 5, 2021 from 10 AM to 3 PM Orange Park Farmers and Arts Market, over 90 Vendors, FREE Admission, Great Christmas Shopping Opportunity, did I mention FREE admission!

Selene and I are excited to get back to the Market this Sunday, we haven’t been able to do a Craft Show, since the Fall Festival in October, as we simply did not have enough inventory.  I have been working hard since then to be able to get enough Whirligigs made for a show and happily we will be back at the Market this Sunday and again on Dec 19, 2021.

The Orange Park Market is simply the best Craft Show in North East Florida, admission is FREE, and this time of year there are all kinds of items you can pick up for the those hard to buy for, and even those not so hard to buy for.  Christmas is made for Hand Crafted items, whether it is one of our Whirligigs, a Hand Crafted Bread Knife (cuts bread and other things like butter), Decorated Solar Lighthouses, Chimes made from cut glass, Jams and Jellies, Hand Crafted Wood decorations and Much Much More…

Not to mention this Sunday’s weather forecast could not have been better, even if the Chamber of Commerce wrote it…  Mostly Sunny, high of 75 and just FLORIDA weather!

So Selene and I hope you will take a little time this Sunday and come to the Orange Park Market, heck it doesn’t cost anything to look and Parking is even FREE.  You just might find that perfect gift for that special someone (or even that not so special relative LOL).

Hope to see you this Sunday,
Bob & Selene

We won’t be there but… Worthwhile Events this weekend…

This is a BIG weekend for those of you that enjoy outdoor Craft shows. ..  However JaxWhirligigs will not be at either of them as I am still working on building more Whirligigs… and working and working…

First up, starting tomorrow Nov 19, 2021, Yep on Friday, is Diamonds in the Rust at Diamond D Ranch on the Westside edge of Jacksonville.  It starts on Friday and runs Saturday and Sunday.  Friday and Sunday are from 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday is 9 AM to 5 PM.  The Diamonds in the Rust Markets are great events with a wide variety of Vendors and a number of great Food Trucks. (Note there is an admission charge)

Then on Sunday, Nov 21, 2021, is the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market from 10 AM to 3 PM.  The Market is always FREE and this time of year there is a good chance of some different vendors then normal, what with Christmas coming and all 😉 .  Usually 100+ vendors as well as a number of food vendors and trucks.  The Orange Park Market is always worth a visit if you will be in the area or just looking for something to do.

We hope you will take the time to visit one or both of the events this weekend and Selene and I wish everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving.  We will be returning to the Orange Park Market for both December events, Dec 5 and 19, 2021.

Till then…
Bob and Selene

JaxWhirligigs Schedule Change, Diamond D and Ormond Beach

It is with great regret that we must announce that JaxWhirligigs will not be participating in the Diamonds in the Rust Fall Market scheduled for November 19, 20 and 21, 2021.

We simply have not had enough time to make enough Whirligigs after the unanticipated demand we experienced at the Orange Park Fall Festival (and some material shortages) and as a result we had to cancel appearing at the Diamonds in the Rust Fall Market.  We do want to thank the wonderful staff at Diamond D for their understanding and we will be participating in the Spring Market in March 2022.

Our next appearance will be at the Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market on Dec 05 and Dec 19, 2021 and we will be taking orders for Christmas, just Text, Call or Email us, 904-302-1791 or WhirligigGuy@JaxWhirligigs.com.

Also for those of you, further south, that were hoping to see us in Ormond Beach in Feb 2022, unfortunately we have also removed that event from our Schedule as we just can’t be certain we will have enough Whirligigs for a Large Show by then, our apologies to anyone impacted by this.

I do want to encourage everyone to still take the time to check out the Diamonds in the Rust Fall Market at Diamond D Ranch, as it is an outstanding event with great Food Trucks and Many Vendors you won’t see at regular Craft Shows.

Hopefully we will see you in December at Orange Park 🙂

Bob & Selene

 

 

THANK YOU 2021 Orange Park Fall Festival

Selene and I wanted to thank everyone that stopped by the JaxWhirligigs booth this weekend.  Whether you stopped by to tell us about a Whirligig you already have, bought a new Whirligig to add to your Whirligig collection or, for many of you, bought your very first Whirligig.  We enjoyed seeing all of you and Thank You for making this the very best Fall Festival we have ever experienced.

We heard from so many of you that told us about the Whirligigs you already have and how well they are doing, and that makes making the Whirligigs all the more worthwhile for me, Thank You.

Also it was just a wonderful Fall Festival, and while I know there were some glitches, the Orange Park Staff seemed to always be around keeping the grounds picked up and offering to help.  And of course the whole thing wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership of Emily who some how brings us all together each year and gets the word out about the Fall Festival ensuring such fantastic attendance.

I also wanted to Thank the fine folks at Walgreens at Kingsley and Plainfield who has allowed us to park in their lot for the Fall Festival for the 4th year in a row, it sure takes any aggravation about parking our Trailer out of the equation.

Each year the Fall Festival seems to get bigger and better and I have no doubt that will continue, the next Fall Festival will be the 40th Annual and I expect Emily will be looking for ways to celebrate 40 years of the Best Fall Festival in North East Florida and Selene and I are already looking forward to next year 🙂

So thanks again from both Selene and I and we hope to see you soon at another event.

Bob (The Whirligig Guy)

 

It’s HERE! The 39th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival

Well folks, it’s here…  The 39th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival starts at 10 AM tomorrow, Saturday Oct 16th, 2021 and goes until 5 PM AND then it does it again the next day, Sunday October 17th, 2021 from 10 AM to 5 PM all over again 🙂

Over 150 Artists, Crafters and Makers as well as a pot full of Food Vendors and Kids Activities.  Admission is FREE!!!

JaxWhirligigs is in Booth 131 which is just a little closer to Kingsley Ave then our normal Market Booth.  Make sure to stop by and say Hi, even if you are not looking for a new Whirligig this time. Make sure to VOTE for Booth #131 JaxWhirligigs for Peoples Choice!

The Fall Festival is held at the corner of Kingsley Ave and Park St (US 17 for those of you not from Orange Park).

Selene and I are really looking forward to this weekend and we hope to see all of you Whirligig Lovers sometime during the weekend 🙂

Bob & Selene

39th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival

We are less than 1 week away from the 39th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival and I am still working on making more Whirligigs for this weekend.

There are almost 200 booths this year, Crafters, Artisans, Food, Kids Activities and more….

The Fall Festival starts at 10 AM on Saturday Oct 16th, 2021 and goes until 5 PM and does it again on Sunday Oct 17th from 10 AM to 5 PM.

You know the saying, “There is an APP for that” well there is an APP for the Orange Park Fall Festival, which can help you navigate to your favorite or interesting sounding vendor, not to mention FOOD 😉  https://opfallfestival.com/mobileapp/

JaxWhirligigs (that’s us 😉  ) will be in Booth #131 and you can use the Map in the APP to locate us as well as Vote for your Favorite Vendor (Like JaxWhirligigs 😉  ) and it is important to take a moment and vote as it can help your favorite vendor.

Selene and I hope to see YOU at this years Fall Festival 🙂

 

Orange Park Market Sunday Sep 19, 2021 (Check First)

Well folks it is time for the next Market at Orange Park, however the weather for this Sunday looks a bit IFFY…  JaxWhirligigs is scheduled to participate in this Sunday’s Market however to be quite honest with you, it will depend on the weather..  So if you are planning on coming to this Sunday’s Market for Whirligigs please check here Sunday morning to make sure we didn’t Cancel.

So hopefully we will see you Sunday, but if things change at the last minute, due to weather, we will post here and on farcebook “sic”

Don’t forget coming in October is the 39th Annual Orange Park Fall Festival, October 16 & 17, 2021  🙂

Bob and Selene

Orange Park Market this Sunday Sep 05, 2021

The first Orange Park Farmer’s and Arts Market of the 2021 – 2022 Craft Season is this Sunday, September 05, 2021, from 10 AM to 3 PM, and we are excited to get back to doing craft shows.  It has been 3 months since the last Craft show and we are so looking forward to seeing all of our fellow Whirligig Lovers again 🙂

I have said this many times but…  The Market at Orange Park is one of the best Markets in all of NE Florida, if not all of North Florida.  There are many markets around the area but none boast the number and quality of the Vendors as Orange Park does, in my HUMBLE 😉 opinion.  If you want to take an hour or two this Sunday and get out and check some really great crafts then The Orange Park Market is the place to go.  It is held outside under shade trees with lots of space, heck it’s a good place just to walk around.  Oh and FOOD Trucks too!

You can check out the Website for The Orange Park Market here:  https://orangeparkmarket.com/  where you can see what vendors will be at each Market, as well as dates and times for all the Markets this Season.

Selene and I hope to see many of you this Sunday 🙂