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Shop locally at craft fairs



Area craft fairs provide plenty of opportunities to shop for the holidays and support local artists, craftspeople and institutions.

Friday, Dec. 2

 BAR HARBOR — The Island Arts Association will hold its 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center on Route 3 today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crafters from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands will sell their handmade crafts for holiday shopping. Lunch will be provided by the MDI YWCA. Crafter fees support the MDI YWCA.

For more information, visit www.islandartsassociation.com.

 Saturday, Dec. 3

BLUE HILL — The 33rd annual Bay School Winter Faire will take place at the Bay School’s Emlen Hall starting at 8 a.m.

There will be children’s crafts, music, delicious homemade foods, local shopping direct from artists and silent auction offerings.

TREMONT — The Tremont Congregational Church Christmas Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be baked goods, crafts, a white elephant sale, an auction, muffins and coffee.

Call Carol at 244-7876.

ELLSWORTH — A Christmas fair will be held at The First Congregational Church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be crafts, baked goods, attic treasures and more.

The church is handicapped-accessible. Call 667-8321.

BAR HARBOR — The Church of Our Father Christmas Fair and Jolly Junk Sale will be held in Hulls Cove from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be a white elephant table, household offerings from members, crafts, baked goods, and a soup and sandwich luncheon.

ELLSWORTH — The annual Alpha Rho Craft Fair will take place at Ellsworth city hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call Bonnie at 667-8653 for more information.

BAR HARBOR — The Island Arts Association will hold its 42nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center on Route 3 today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crafters from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands will sell their handmade crafts for holiday shopping. Lunch will be provided by the MDI YWCA. Crafter fees support the MDI YWCA.

For more information, visit www.islandartsassociation.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Congregational Church Annual Christmas Fair, Luncheon and Sale will be held at the church, 29 Mount Desert St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fair features knitting, crocheting, sewing and other handmade items, an old-fashioned cheese wheel, homemade candy, cookies and other baked goods. There will be a raffle table with gift certificates from local restaurants and other businesses, artwork, fine handcrafts, and six gift baskets of different themes. Tickets must be purchased by 1 p.m. for the 1:30 p.m. drawing.

A lunch of soups, chowder and chilis, sandwiches and even gluten-free options will be served starting at 11 a.m. Homemade pie also will be sold.

Call the church office at 288-3280 or Deb at 288-9951.

Saturday, Dec. 10

ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth VFW Auxiliary is hosting a craft fair at the VFW hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fair will feature handcrafted items for Christmas. There is plenty of parking, and the hall is handicapped accessible.

For more information, call Lorna at 565-3353.

ORLAND — A Christmas craft fair will take place at the Orland Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There also will be an open house at Shutter Images. Pictures with Santa will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictures on a disc cost $20.

 

 

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