For the first time, some small business owners from all over central Georgia gathered at the Macon State Farmers Market to host a holiday craft fair.

Organizer Heather McCroan says she came up with the idea 3 weeks ago, to showcase small businesses that sell handmade items.

McCroan says 24 vendors from Barnesville, Macon, Milledgeville and Warner Robins participated in the fair.

She says the vendors provided a unique variety of items for shoppers during Black Friday, and "Small Business Saturday."

"There even may be cottage industry because they're doing these things in their home. Some people might have a space that they work in, but everybody here is a small business. They hand make their items. Then, they try to sell them to the public," said McCroan.

Melanie Black, of Warner Robins, says she heard of the fair through a friend.

"I love individual, personalized gifts, something that you couldn't go into a store and buy, something that they would be the only person that would have it," said Black.

McCroan says she's undecided if she'll host another craft fair, but she's not closed to the idea.

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