Come enjoy Black Friday with the Blue Devils

A tradition for more than a quarter-century will kick off the holiday shopping season Nov. 25 and 26 at the Poultney High School as the Poultney Christmas Fair rings in its 26th holiday season.

Shopping days have begun to dwindle as 28 days will remain for Christmas shopping, if this opportunity to buy from Lakes Region crafters slips away.

Those looking to avoid the typical holiday stresses of last-minute shopping trips to a crowded mall might want to consider buying locally at this unique craft fairs that organizers say is one of the biggest in Vermont.

Find a unique treasure or a holiday keepsake made by hand by a local crafter or a perfect holiday treat to give as a gift or take to a holiday table for sharing from a local baker there will be something for nearly everyone at these area holiday craft fairs.

Admission to this event is free.

The Christmas Fair runs each day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at its usual location, the Poultney High School gymnasium.

The Vermont Farmers Market invites everyone to East Main Street to get some authentic Vermont goodness to give to others during the holiday season.

Whether it is that perfect hand made holiday treat or a lovingly crafted and equally unique gift item, this craft fair likely has what you are looking for.   

“This great fair has grown to be the largest of its kind in southern Vermont with over sixty talented entrepreneurs bringing such a vast diversity of craft creations for you to choose from,” organizer Bill Clark said.

“Everything from Christmas décor and balsam wreaths to so many items for Christmas giving in jewelry, candles, knits, pottery, woodcraft, paintings, prints and frames,” Clark   said.

Also featured are myriad food options, “Country bakers have a vast assortment of pies, breads, cookies, pastries, fudge and doughnuts,” Clark said.

“Our gourmet foods include maple syrup and a diverse array of maple products, 100 varieties of preserves and specialty cheeses along with sauces, salsas, pickles, apples, cider and honey,” Clark said.

“While you will find the Best of Vermont here we also invite some nearby New York State vendors to join us with their own Best of the Adirondacks flavors and creations,” Clark said.

Clark said gift boxes and baskets will be made up for patrons or they can go through and select items for one of their own and mail order is also available.

“We think you will like our prices,” Clark said.

“Poultney is a great town so you might want to allow some extra time to visit some of the great merchants who always help support our event that has over the years made it so outstanding,” Clark said.

What once began as a small holiday craft fair in the East Poultney Church blossomed into the two-day holiday event that now needs a gymnasium to contain all of the vendors and their items.

The placement of the holiday fair, on the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving, accounts for some of the event’s success, organizers said. Another factor in the event’s success was the presence of the crafters themselves at the point of sale in many cases the same person who made the decoration, toy or tasty treat will be the same person who sells it to the patron.

“This is the granddaddy of all of them; it’s a real success story, no doubt about that,” Clark said. 

For more information Clark said shoppers should call either Jamie at 802-287-9570.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Weekender – 08/28/15

Lakes Classifieds – 08/28/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/28/15

Northshire Freepress – 08/28/15

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

407624_345593242132090_322483287_n

By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

Bridge

By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

DSC_1921

By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

Schulz 2

By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

Lawn sale 006

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]