For more than 34 fashionable years, The Peddler Show Tour has showcased handcrafted specialty goods in a festive fair atmosphere. More than 120 local and far-reaching vendors will display their jewelry, home décor, clothing, and other wares during the weekend-long event at Cedar Park Center. Inventory can vary with each tour stop, but shoppers can expect to see merchandise that has included chic T-shirts featuring pink cheetah-print peace signs, a paisley baseball shirt declaring the wearer as a "Queen of the Diamonds," and bedazzled silhouettes of Grover Cleveland smiling on silken sashes. Bead and feather hair extensions add flair to plain 'dos, and a chromatic spectrum of cowboy boots matches every ensemble. Furniture such as armoires, bookshelves, and ottomans await their future of housing hand-sewn stuffed animals, custom-made scrapbooks, and other Peddler Show spoils.
Interstate All Battery Center leads the charge in power outposts, providing reserve-power road trippers with brand-new batteries for their trucks, cell phones, computers, and more. With a vast storehouse of more than 16,000 products, Interstate carries batteries for nearly every brand of laptop and PC, as well as a plethora of automotive batteries to restore sedans, coupes, and station wagons after a long night of headlight staring contests. Household powerables are also available, including 24-packs of AAs ($12.99) for bulk buyers, an Interstate 9V alkaline battery ($3.49) for metronomes possessed by surprisingly funky eighth notes, a watch battery with installation ($7.99), and one case of Lite Brite fuel, distilled from corn syrup and Olympic silver medals. Old used batteries find comfy retirement at Interstate’s recycling center, allowing their former owners and well-meaning grandchildren to rest easy.
The Ford factory--trained technicians at Sames Ford Lincoln coax top-tier performances from engines with booster shots of Motorcraft oil. During the standard oil change, techs unburden cars of their spent oils, replace them with up to 5 quarts of clean 5W-20 lubricant, and confirm performance by asking them how many oil pans they're holding up.
Bonnie's Florist is the home of a floral designer who has been in the business for more than 30 years. They offer a wide variety of flowers and floral setups such as roses or wreaths. They also gladly welcome special orders for floral arrangements to mark special occasions.
After receiving her Zumba certification in 2006 and inspiring her mother to board the fitness-dancing bandwagon, Jennifer Diaz and her mother, Esmie Megee, founded ZuMama Fitness in 2009 to help motivate people on their health and weight-loss journeys. Today, a staff of 18 certified instructors helps manage the robust schedule of classes that cater to all ages and ability levels. In the citrus-hued studio, students mimic teachers through easy-to-follow steps set to upbeat Latin tunes, sometimes under the twinkling lights of a disco ball that enhance the party-like atmosphere and contain outbreaks of Saturday night fever.
The expert glassworkers that make up the American Glass Masters pride themselves on their ability to conquer any kind of glass, on any kind of car, foreign or domestic. The $40 value covers windshield dings up to the size of a quarter, which are expertly eliminated in 30 minutes or less. Because passenger safety is dependent on the structural fortitude of the glass, the repair technicians take extra pains to ensure that drivers are safely shielded when they drive off the lot. No windshield ding is too tricky for the glass masters, who even solved Fermat's last windshield problem. For windshield ailments above and beyond the call of a simple ding, American Glass Masters will credit the value of today's Groupon toward repairs for spots larger than a quarter or more serious windshield damage.