Friends Melody Regnary of Suisun City, left and Erin Anderson of Fairfield celebrate Sunday at the Mother's Day Artisan Fair held at the Suisun Waterfront. (Ryan McCarthy/Daily Republic)


Mother’s Day event at Suisun waterfront a hit

By From page A3 | May 12, 2014

SUISUN CITY — The Mother’s Day Artisan Fair at the waterfront Sunday brought big crowds and a strong demand for keep-the glass mimosa drinks of champagne and orange juice.

The Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District, which sold mimosas and other drinks for a fundraiser, ran out of the juice and champagne blend twice Sunday.

That’s how popular it is, said Elaine Byers, vice president of the business improvement district.

A crowd estimated at more than 3,000 people attended the fair.

At the kettlecorn booth, a fundraiser for the Fairfield Main Street Association, Max Williams, 25, swung a crank so the sugar went into the oil for the kettlecorn.

“It’s going really well,” Williams said.

Michele Chaves of Sacramento was at the artisan fair with her husband John, who makes rustic wine bars.

“It’s nice,” she said. “It’s a nice, quaint event.”

The ambiance of being on the waterfront is a big plus, Chaves said.

John Chaves made a serving tray for the Robertson family of TV’s “Duck Dynasty” that was delivered to them in December.

“Lord bless the Robertson Family,” reads the tray made of spalted maple and black walnut.

Chaves, knowing he’d be working Mother’s Day at the Artisan Fair, took his wife Michele out to dinner Saturday night at the Yard House next to the Roseville Galleria.

Mothers Melody Regnary of Suisun City and Erin Anderson of Fairfield were at the event with their families. Anderson was taking home local honey she bought from a bee keeper whose passion for his work was evident, Anderson said.

Kate Hogdon, co-owner of the Bite Me Cookie Company, said two cookies proved favorites at the fair.

It’s a tossup between chocolate chip and chocolate caramel salted, she said.

The event, in its fifth year, included performances by singer and songwriter Amber Snider, who performed with her mother.

Mike Starr, owner of Snowie Snow Cones of Napa, said near an entrance to the Artisan Fair that no trends emerged from snow cone sales Sunday. Coming months boost demand for the product, he added.

“The heat’s our friend,” Starr said. “The hotter it gets, the more we sell.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • CarolMay 12, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    You're aware that it's the "Robertson family," right? http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty

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