LITTLE FALLS/RICE -- The popular annual arts and crafts fairs in Little Falls and Rice delighted shoppers with quality hand-made goods and beautiful weather.

Hundreds of shoppers showed up at each fair to check out artisans selling goods ranging from candy to authentic Vikings battle gear.

Artisan Camille Adams brought her inventory of handbags from Kansas and says the weather this year helped to make this arts and crafts fair better than last year's.

"I was here last year and the rain kind of killed it the second day," Adams says. "But we've had awesome weather [this year]."

Adams, who sells her bags at fairs all over the country, says she enjoys coming to the fair in Little Falls.

"I love this little town," Adams says. "People are really nice here - I love Minnesota."

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON