Crafters come out for Yooperfest


January 20, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

ENJOYING SATURDAY's Yooperfest celebration at Big Snow Resort's Blackjack location are two shoppers admiring red and black plaid boot cuffs made by Deb Harvey of Wakefield. From left are cousins Ellen Eisch of Islamorda in the Florida Keys and Jody Baeseman of Wausau, Wis. According to Baeseman, the women were here to ski, but she added, "Today, we're shopping."

BESSEMER - A snowstorm that lingered through the weekend dropped a solid base on local ski hills, which also were busy with other activities such as live music and the annual Yooperfest at Big Snow Resort's Blackjack location in Bessemer.

The annual event on Saturday featured busy slopes outside, as well as an indoor art show.

Even the artists addressed the theme, dressing in plaid items and/or displaying Yooper crafts such as woodworking and handmade outerwear.

Deb Harvey of Wakefield was displaying boot cuffs in a variety of materials, ranging from fur to sports themes to yooper plaid. So...

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