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Sheyenne Valley

Arts & Crafts Association (SVACA)


56th Annual 
2024 SVACA  Marketplace

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 28th, 10AM to 5PM

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 29th, 10AM to 4PM



The community of Fort Ransom looks forward to greeting you to our 56th Annual SVACA Marketplace on Saturday, September 28th,, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, September 29th, from 10am to 4pm.  Come and enjoy browsing and shopping the wide variety of goods offered by area artisans, visit the food court and local food vendors, all while taking in the beautiful fall colors displayed throughout the Sheyenne River Valley. 


About Us

SVACA is a non-profit organization, and our goal is to encourage and promote cultural activites in North Dakota and surrounding areas.  We support art education in schools, the Ransom County Museum, and have sponsored classes for drawing, stamping, painting, and others.


The Board of Directors is a group of 19 people from the surrounding area who are elected to serve three-year terms (as directors) or two-year terms (as officers).   They meet once a month to talk about buildings and ground maintenance, to plan for summer and fall events (parades, art shows), and prepare for the fall festival. 


SVACA sponsors events and opportunities for artists and craftspersons throughout the year.  A co-op store is opened in Sheyenne Hall Memorial Day weekend through mid-September,  in which vendors sell arts, crafts, antiques, and many unique, interesting items.   It is open Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 - 5 pm, and Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm.  It is also open for holidays such as Memorial Day, the Independence Day, and Labor Day.  It can be opened any other time by contacting one of the store committee/board members.


Annual Fall Festival 

The Arts & Crafts Fall Festival is held every year the last FULL weekend of September.  Come patronize SVACA's lunch counter in the basement of Bear Creek Hall where we serve homemade pies, rolls and coffee.