Southern Vermont holiday bazaars and craft fairs


Guilford: The 16th Annual Guilford Studio Open House at Carol Schnabel's weaving studio is scheduled for Nov. 20 and 21 and includes painting, photography, puppets, mosaics, maple products, beadwork, weaving. Free refreshments. At 410 Green River Road. For more information, call 802 257-1894 or email

Walpole, N.H.: The Orchard School hosts its 20th Annual Craft Fair on Nov. 20 and 21 in the Walople Town Hall. The theme of this year's fair is "Building and celebrating a strong local economy." The fair will be held Nov. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A sampling of the crafted work includes silver jewelry, wool items, handmade wooden toys and crafts, pottery, fine beaded jewelry, traditional straw ornaments, flannel & wool shirts & dresses, woodwork, metal work, carvings and more — and all of it made within 40 miles of our Fall Mountain Region. For a complete list of vendors, visit community-events/crafts-fair-and-cafe. Call 603-835-2495 or visit for more information about the school or the Craft Fair.

Brattleboro: The Women of the First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featured will be homemade crafts, tree ornaments, "Grandma's Attic," food table with fresh homemade donuts from our kitchen, applesauce, relish, frozen apple pies, and many other Christmas items. Coffee, tea and doughnuts will be available. Proceeds from the bazaar are donated to both local and church missions. The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, and is handicap accessible. There is ample parking. For more information, e-mail or call 802-254-4218

Westmoreland, N.H.: The Ladies Aid Society hosts is holiday bazaar on Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including a 10 a.m. visit from Santa in the Town Hall on South Village Road. In Fellowship Hall there will be handicrafts, quilt raffle, greens, baked goods, cookie walk, gift baskets, elegant oddments/white elephants and fun for all ages. Both buildings re handicapped accessible. The bazaar benefits the Ladies Aid Society's missions projects. For more information, call 603-399-4975.

Winchester, N.H.: The Ladies' Society of The United Church of Winchester will hold its annual Mission Fair on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on the corner of Main Street and Parker Street. There will be holiday crafts, Christmas trees, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, Chinese auction, plants, berry bowls, White Elephant tables, Church World Service opportunities, jewelry and more. Coffee and donuts available in the morning and lunch available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds support the church's local and world missions.

Walpole, N.H.: The holidays are coming and the Walpole Historical Museum Gift Shop is ready. Available are ornaments, Christmas cards, candles and napkins for home or gift giving. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21. Available are books about Walpole, marbled earrings and bracelets, scented votive candles, Vermont Stoneware coasters or trivets, and painted stem glasses from Dellamano Glassware.

Walpole, N.H.: The annual Christmas Fair sponsored by the First Congregational Church has been a tradition for more than 60 years. On Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the church's "Misteltoe Mart" will offer ornaments, tree shirts, centerpieces, table runners, aprons, placemats casserole carriers, knitted goods and many other things. Candy, food, plants, gifts, a pet lover's table, coffee and doughnuts will also be available.

Walpole, N.H.: On Nov. 21, the Walpole Farmers' Market will be open on the Common from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come shop for those special locally grown ingredients that will make your holiday meals even more special. There will be handmade gift items and greens, trees, and wreaths too. The Sugar Plumb Shoppe at the Walpole Village School, just down Westminister Street from the Town Hall, will also be open.

Dummerston: The Dummerston School hosts an "Ultimate Shopping Experience" Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Dummerston PTFO to benefit the PTFO. There will be all kinds of vendors as well as a raffle and a luncheon and bake sale.

West Chesterfield, N.H.: The First Universalist Church invites everyone to come support a beautiful and historic church building. On Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the church's 35th Annual Holiday Bazaar, on offer will be knitted or crocheted scarves, hats, mittens and sweaters, children's toys, handbags, holiday ornaments, wreaths and kissing balls, baked goods and more. There will also be crafts handmade by Sunday School children. The church is accepting donations for the bake sale table.


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