Mermaids Art Show arrives at Bay St. Louis Train Depot

Some Bay St. Louis residents got an early start on their Christmas shopping this weekend at the Mermaids Arts and Crafts Show.

Set up at the historic train depot, the show hosted vendors from across the region showing off their handmade goods.

With the forecast mild for both Saturday and Sunday, the shaded area gave visitors plenty of space to wind down with food and music or even let their kids have fun with child-friendly activities.

Several of the Coast’s favorite artisans like Mill Creek Pottery and Waveland Candle Company turned out for the event.

Kathy Crook, owner of Sweet Barn Fudge, drove five hours from Andalusia, Alabama to check it out. “One of the things about this festival is the people. The coordinators of this festival are very friendly, very open, they’re really helpful for you. Interacting with the customers. And seeing the people down here. They’re very friendly down here, I love this area, I like traveling around and I like meeting everybody. There’s lots of unique arts and crafts vendors like myself with the fudge, there’s homemade rubs, that gentleman back there I know with the books, a lot of great homemade goods. Good music.”