Strange Folk Festival Canceled

The Strange Folk Festival, a small arts and crafts fair in O’Fallon, Ill., will not take place this year.

Organizer Autumn Wiggins, who has held the event for 10 years in her hometown, said she wants to spend more time at her St. Louis crafts shop. 

Meanwhile, a statement on the city’s website cites “misunderstanding, rancor and conflict” and criticizes Wiggins. 

The O’Fallon Arts Commission countered that the city controls the event; Wiggins sent a cease-and-desist letter after the O’Fallon parks department purchased a domain name for the festival’s website.

The fair sells knickknacks like necklaces made of old maps and books formed into decorative letters, according to Metro-East News and will include guitar-and-singer duos on site.