The first annual Kristkindlmarkt in Springville today was a raving success. The weather cooperated providing crisp air and clear skies and lots of visitors came by to enjoy the day's events. The event was the brain child of Dean Diaz de Leon and he along with Ron and John constructed the booths from reclaimed, weathered wood donated from various sources in the Springville area. I arrived early in the morning to set up my booth to display my handmade ceramics. I was surprised at how nice my stoneware looked against the rustic backdrop of the booths. (Please see photos I've posted). Local artists used the rustic booths to display their art and handcrafted items during the day and early evening. In the evening the booths were decorated with white lights and there was a bonfire to take the chill off. Coffee and hot chocolate was served by the local coffee shop where the event was held, and was really appreciated by the artists manning the booths. The event was well received by the public and many visitors remarked they wished the booths were going to be open every weekend till Christmas. Plans are already in the works for next years Kristkindlmarkt.