Holiday craft fairs
School to host Holiday Market
The Green Street School will hold a holiday market and bazaar fundraiser to contribute to PTO funding for winter sports programs, field trips, and whole-school enrichment. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the school, 164 Green St.
The market will feature professional vendors, handmade crafts, food vending, a bake sale, and a raffle. If you are a crafter, creator or seller and would like to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior class hosting holiday bazaar
Hinsdale High School Class of 2020 will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. There will be crafts, food, pictures with Santa, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, auction, and fun for the whole family.
First United Methodist Church of Brattleboro, 18 Town Crier Drive, will host a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23. There will be doughnuts, pies, baked goods, apple sauce, wreaths, personalized ornaments, and more.
Craft Fair at American Legion
American Legion Auxiliary Unit #5 will be holding a Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at The American Legion Post, 32 Linden St. All proceeds are used to support programs for veterans and their families. Any questions, or to inquire about being a vendor, call Lori Nelson at 802-380-6179."
Christ Bazaar at the church
First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 30, featuring Christmas greens and ornaments from balsam wreaths to berry bowls, hand crafted gifts from baskets to hats, and wool gloves to afghans. There will also be fudge, sweet and savory treats and preserves, fresh bread and pastries, and a a display of doll sweaters and Christmas stockings. A kid's corner will feature pine cone bird feeders and wooden Christmas trees. The West Bee Nursery will be there with handmade soaps and lotions and the Cub Scouts will have a booth as well. Raffle prizes include maple syrup, a table runner, rustic settee and Vermont cheeses, and more. A secondary drawing will be for a queen size Celtic quilt and a crocheted afghan. The drawings will be held just before closing at 1:30 p.m. Luncheon will feature corn chowder and various sandwiches. Coffee, and cider will be available all day. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the church is now handicapped accessible.
The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is selling poinsettias for the holiday season. The sizes vary from 4-1/2 inches to 10 inches. They come in red, white, pink, cinnamon (6-inch only), ice crystals (6-inch only). Available for Sale on Dec. 2. For more information and to place an order contact barb-dave,email@example.com or 802-257-0688
Craft Fair and Messiah Sing
Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., will hold its Annual Christmas Craft Fair on Friday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the Annual Messiah Sing. Fair Activities Include: Soups and desserts on Friday evening as well as coffee and waffles on Saturday morning, all available for purchase; silent auction, quilt raffle, hand-made items for adults and babies, hand made wreaths, serve table with Central American items, a selection of homemade Christmas cookies for purchase.
Home for the Holidays
There will be a Home for the Holidays Craft Fair at Vernon Elementary School, 381 Governor Hunt Road, on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be 50 local vendors, a scholastic book fair, and lunch specials.
The Holiday Bazaar at Guilford Community Church will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Crafts, wreaths, gifts, holiday goodies, raffle table, and white elephants. Kids can have their picture taken with one of Santa's elves and then turn it into a holiday card.
Bright Lights Craft Fair is back
Forget large box stores and manufactured goods this holiday season. Shop local at the 8th annual Bright Lights Craft Fair at Memorial Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft fair will feature hand-crafted items made by local artisans. Examples include:greeting cards, stationery, watercolor artwork, slate paintings, photography, pressed flower art, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, candles, soaps, lotions, hats, books and more. Proceeds from vendors' booth fees will benefit Old School Enrichment Center.
After the craft fair, continue shopping throughout the day at participating downtown businesses to take advantage of specials offered to attendees of the craft fair. A list of participating businesses will be posted in Memorial Hall on the day of the craft fair.
Local artists team up for Holiday Pop-Up
Over 20 local artists have come together to create the Main Street Flea Holiday Pop-Up, Dec. 5-8 at 61 Main Street next to Shin La restaurant. Using an unoccupied storefront this group of rural artists will be offering works in a variety of mediums. Come see Rob Cartelli's wheel-thrown porcelain pottery, Julia Tadlock's handmade gemstone jewelry, Kivimea Farm's dried flower wreaths, encaustic paintings by Vale Burns, live portrait photography by Ezra Distler, healing tonics by Tiny Pony Apothecary, Sarah e Rice's outstanding illustrative art, ceramic creatures and vessels by Judith Thomas, Dar Tavernier-Singer's scrimshaw jewelry and so much more. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Local singer, songwriter and "Fleaster" Shea Witso will perform at the Opening Gala during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
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