Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fairs
Art, Crafts and Antiques Fairs
Readsboro Arts Festival
Sep 17, 10-4p, Readsboro Central School and Readsboro Inn, readsboroarts.org
Artists from the Deerfield Valley will be exhibiting paintings, photography, glass, jewelry, pressed flowers, wood and fiber arts. This day-long event includes art making activities for all ages, live music, presentations by local community groups, and an Arts Festival lunch menu at the Readsboro Inn.
8th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival
Sep 24-25, Sat 9-6p, Sun 10-4p
Union Arena, Woodstock, vermontwoodfestival.org
More than 60 Vermont furniture makers, bowl turners, carvers and cabinet makers will be on exhibit. See Spotlight on page 29.
Big Buzz Chainsaw Carving Festival
Sep 26-Oct 1, all day, MacKenzie Field, Rt 103, Chester (the field is behind Stone House Antiques & across from Jack’s Diner) 508-965-3211
Artist Barre Pinske produces The “Big Buzz” Chainsaw Carving Festival. On the last day, a collective carving, made by over 20 professional chainsaw artists, will be auctioned off and all proceeds will directly benefit a cancer charity.
Weston Antiques Show
Sept 30-Oct 1, Weston Playhouse,
Rt 100, Weston
802 824-5307, westonantiquesshow.org
Set in the heart of the Green Mountains at the peak of fall foliage, the Weston Antiques Show has been attracting collectors, dealers, residents, and tourists alike since 1959. Regarded as one of the best small shows in New England, thousands of attendees flock to Weston every year to enjoy the show, the setting, and the season. This antiques show features renowned dealers from across the U.S. with American and English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, samplers, paintings, oriental rugs, jewelry and more. The Weston Antiques Show is not to be missed for any serious collector, as well as the blossoming antiques enthusiast.
Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival
Sep 30-Oct 2, Hildene Meadows, Manchester
Fall is Festival time in Vermont and Manchester kicks off its foliage celebration with the Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival. (Note that this event was formerly called the Hildene Fall Arts Festival.) More than 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original art, photography, sculpture, and specialty food products. For many customers it’s an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season. You know that a single afternoon here can save you days shopping for your holiday gifts.
37th Fall Craft Fair On the Green
Oct 1-2, On the Green, Rt 11, Chester, 10-4p, 802 875-2626
Over 60 Vermont & New England crafters & artisans show and sell their creations in one of Vermont’s most picturesque Fall settings! Historic and beautiful Chester, Vermont sets the stage for this glorious event. Food vendors, non-profit displays. Big Buzz Chain Fest on same weekend in Chester.
38th Annual Harvest Art and Craft Show
Oct 8-9, 9-5p, Mount Snow, West Dover, mountsnow.com
A great way to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Crafters and Artisans from across New England are set up in our base lodge featuring everything from honey products to fine art to unique gifts to fudge. Admission is free.
Art in the Park
Oct 8-9, 10-5p, Main St. Park, Rutland, chaffeeartcenter.org
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Art in the Park. Meet the artisans and enjoy food, music, demonstrations and kids’ activities. See spotlight on page 29.
28th Annual Weston Craft Show
Oct 7-9, Weston Playhouse on the Green, Rt 100
The Weston Craft Show is a juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans, representing works in ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Take the opportunity to visit one of the most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary crafts in Vermont. The show is produced by the Weston Craft Show Committee with all proceeds supporting the preservation of Weston’s Historic Properties. One of Vermont’s Top Ten Fall Events named by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Cherry Street Artisans Holiday Craft Sale and Café
Early December, cherrystreetartisans.com, 802 254-3530
44 Cherry Street, Brattleboro
Cherry Street Artisans are back for their annual holiday sale, café and celebration in early December (check website for dates). Ten artisans are coming together to create this event in a lovely Victorian home on Cherry Street in. The kitchen will become the café, serving delectable homemade food, and an invitation to sing, bring instruments or listen on Saturday evening starting at 5p will add to the atmosphere of this friendly marketplace. Cherry Street is off Maple Street near Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and parking is available on the street.