Out & About: Get Ready for the Upper Valley’s Holiday Market Season

  • Jewlery maker Marlene Mahlab, of Hanover, N.H., helps Kristen Sycamore of Seattle with one of her necklaces on Nov. 24, 2017 at Pods for the Pulpit Craft Fair in Norwich, Vt. Sycamore was with family members Sarah Mudge, of Annapolis, Md., left, and Maddie Clerkin, of Chicago. They were in the Upper Valley to see family for the holiday. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Valley News Calendar Staff
Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween is still a day away, but holiday market season is right around the corner. The first weekend in November is a great starting off point for those who look forward to the region’s various craft and vendor fairs.

We plan on running this list again before the season is over. Email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com.

Christmas Market With a Difference in Hanover

Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, 40 College St.

Twenty nonprofit organizations offer fair trade, hand-crafted items made by artisans from around the world, including home decor, textiles, jewelry, accessories, apparel, toys, baskets, ornaments, cards, specialty foods and more. The Christmas Market Cafe will serve soups and baked goods. The “difference” about this craft fair is that 100 percent of the proceeds go to the nonprofits and their artisans. Purchases help to improve the lives of families in some of the poorest regions of the world by supporting projects that include work cooperatives, orphanages, schools and environmental conservation initiatives.

For more information, including participating organizations and products available, find Christmas Market With A Difference on Facebook or visit ccdcucc.org. 603-643-3150.

St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar in White River Junction

Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 749 Hartford Ave.

Holiday decor and gifts, personalized ornaments, jewelry, white elephant, handmade items, bake sale and more. Homemade soup luncheon at 11 a.m. for eat in or takeout. 802-295-5415.

Holiday Bazaar in Newport

Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Congregational Church, 20 Church St.

Christmas room, handmade crafts and gifts, jewelry, attic treasures, basket raffles, baked goods, a cookie walk, morning treats from 9-11 a.m. and lunch available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 603-863-3729.

Craft Fair in Randolph

Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Our Lady of the Angels Church, 43 Hebard Hill Road.

Homemade gifts, home decor, wreaths, centerpieces and more. 802-728-5251.

Holiday Bazaar in Bradford, Vt.

Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 113 Upper Plain.

Crafts, attic treasures, baked goods and Christmas items. Luncheon is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 802-222-9391 .

Holiday Farmers Market in Chelsea

Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Chelsea Public School gym, 6 School St.

More than 30 local vendors offer handcrafted goods, including jewelry, pottery, soaps and lotions, needlework, prints and holiday decorations, along with locally grown, raised and produced winter vegetables, meats, preserves, maple syrup, honey and gelato. 802-685-4841.

Holiday Bazaar in Grantham

Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Grantham Town Hall, 300 Route 10.

Holiday crafters, direct sales vendors and a bake sale. Proceeds benefit the Grantham Crisis Fund. 603-443-2894.

Christmas Show and Sale in West Lebanon

The show opens with a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. and runs from Wednesday, Nov. 14 to Monday, Dec. 24. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Upper Valley Plaza, 250 N. Plainfield Road.

An annual show of handmade gifts by members of the Lebanon Art and Crafts Association. This year’s show is in the Upper Valley Plaza next to CVS, in the former Sears location. For a map and details, visit lebanonartandcrafts.org or find Lebanon Art and Crafts Association on Facebook. 802-295-1932.

Holiday Fair in New London

Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

First Baptist Church of New London, 461 Main St.

White elephant treasures, baked goods and coffee, stitchery and hand knits, jewelry, books and Christmas decor. A chowder luncheon will be served continuously from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 603-526-6511.

Christmas Bazaar in Windsor

Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Old South Church, 146 Main St.

Highlights include a “Christmas attic” with new and gently used Christmas items, a gift shop, handcrafts, a bake sale and a chili-to-go lunch. Proceeds benefit a new furnace at the church. 802-674-5087.

Frosty’s Craft World in Enfield

Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Enfield Village School, 271 Route 4.

Craft and bake sale, along with a raffle. Lunch is available. Pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon (BYO camera). Sponsored by the Enfield-Mascoma Lioness Club. 603-632-4855.

Holiday Book Sale in Thetford

Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Road.

Books for children and adults, movies on DVD, audiobooks and music on CD, rare and vintage books, gift items and more. 802-785-4361.

“’Tis the Season” Craft Fair in Grantham

Nov. 17 and 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Grantham Village School gym, 75 Learning Drive.

Area vendors offer pottery, jewelry, leatherwork, felted wool hats, soy candles, cookies and more. Lunch is available. 603-863-2621.

Hospice Care Craft Fair in New London

Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church, 82 King Hill Road.

A wide array of crafters, a cookie walk, music, food and silent auction to support Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. 603-526-4077.

Pods for the Pulpit Crafts Fair in Norwich

Nov. 23 and 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tracy Hall, 300 Main St.

More than 40 vendors offer jewelry, pottery, rugs, quilted items, woodblock prints, herbals, basketry, floor cloths, etchings, woven goods, fiber art, wreaths, photographs, painted gourds, elf slippers, wooden lamps, sculpture, locally made foods and more. Funds raised will be shared with The Haven and UV Strong. 603-653-5344.

Mascoma Craft Fair in Canaan

Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mascoma Valley Regional High School, 27 Royal Road.

Up to 100 crafters and vendors from all over the region. Food available. 603-523-7712.

Holiday Craft Fair in White River Junction

Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

White River School, 102 Pine St.

Vendors, a bake sale, face painting and a visit from Santa. Hosted by the White River School PTA. 802-295-8650.

Artisan Sale in Strafford

Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Barrett Hall, 248 Route 132.

Stock up on holiday gifts and support local artisans. Pottery, jewelry, woodworking, fiber arts, artwork and homemade goodies. Wreaths and raffle tickets from Morrill Memorial & Harris Library. Light refreshments for sale. 802-765-4507.

Library Holiday Sale in Strafford

Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Morrill Memorial & Harris Library, 220 Justin Morrill Highway.

Fresh holiday wreaths, potted amaryllis, affordable re-gifts and jewelry, baked goods and raffle prizes, along with complimentary punch and cookies. 802-765-4506.

Holiday Psychic Fair in Norwich

Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tracy Hall, 300 Main St.

Have a psychic reading and shop for holiday gifts at the metaphysical market. Readings will be scheduled at the event; come early to get a time slot with a preferred reader. Readings cost $20. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Half Moon Sober Festival. 802-299-5729.

Giving Fair in Bradford, Vt.

Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oxbow High School cafeteria, 36 Oxbow Drive.

Holiday gifts, services and information from over 40 area nonprofit organizations. Breakfast and lunch available for purchase. Hosted by the Cohase Rotary Club. 802-222-4919.

Holiday Farmers Market in Hartland

Dec. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road.

Holiday gifts from area producers, crafters and artisans. 603-252-1288.