Halloween is over, so now we can focus our attention on . . . no, not Thanksgiving. Christmas!
Yes, there are 48 days left until the big day, so let the shopping begin.
And to that end, the 37th Peter Anderson Festival, perhaps the biggest festival on the Coast, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Ocean Springs.
The event draws some of the top artists and crafts people from the region and this year promises to have a great selection of arts and crafts that will help you fill out your shopping list.
The festival will encompass Washington Avenue and Government Street, with booths offering artwork in just about any medium imaginable.
Ceramics, jewelry, paintings and prints, metalsmithing, woodworking, photography, candles and soaps, fiber arts, sculpture, art glass, mixed media, pottery and stoneware, furniture, digital art, printmaking, clothing and packaged foods -- it will be there.
There also will be artists' demonstrations, food and music.
Shuttle buses will take visitors to and from the festival from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at three parking areas: Oak Park Elementary, 2230 Government St.; Ocean Springs Upper Middle School, 3600 Hanshaw Road, and Greyhound Stadium, 2730 Bienville Blvd.