Townsend Historical Society

33nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Fair 

              Saturday, September 13, 2014   9:00 am to 4:00 pm

                                         Sunday, September 14, 2014   10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please follow this link for the printable 2014 Fair Flyer

Please follow this link  for the printable 2014 Fair Application Form


The Arts and Crafts Fair is located on the historic town common in Townsend, Massachusetts, at the junction of Route 119 and 13. Food and snacks are available. Restroom facilities on site. 

Greetings!

      Can you believe this is the thirty-third Townsend Historical Society Arts and Crafts Fair? To make this the best yet, we’re planning lots of complementary activities like music and artisan demonstrations to attract many visitors to the Common. Will you give a demonstration? It’s a great way to improve your exposure and sales, and to make this a successful Fair for you and for us! Ask about it!

 

Please read carefully the rules outlined here and in the application form.

 

The show will be juried.

 

      We are looking for quality, handmade products that show creativity and technical expertise.  Components of the product that are not handmade must be of high quality and cannot dominate its appearance. Factory-produced items or objects made from kits are unacceptable.

   

    Categories of work:

· Baskets, botanicals, glass, leather, woodworking, metal casting, dolls, jewelry

· Fiber and textile arts like knitting, rug braiding, rug hooking, embroidery, quilting, weaving, spinning, sewing

· Artwork, calligraphy, photography, prints, wood carving, clay

    Deadlines and Application Fees:

-For one or both Fair days, received: through July 31 -- $55

-August 1 to September 1 -- $60

-As a juried show, no applications can be accepted after September 1.

-No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2014.

     Weather

The fair is scheduled for Rain or Shine.  Please come prepared for inclement weather. No tables, tents or extension cords are provided.  We are currently investigating alternative venues in the case of rain, but please come prepared for inclement weather.

    Space Allocation:  

Spaces are 10’ x 15.’ If you have a space preference, please include it in your application (mark on the plan in the Application). We will honor it if we can. Spaces with shade or access to electricity are limited, so get your request in early.  We try not to locate artisans with similar products near each other.

    Schedule:

Fair hours are 9AM to 4PM on Saturday---10AM to 4PM on Sunday. You must check in by 8 AM on Saturday and by 9 AM on Sunday. If you are unable to come either day of the Fair, we would appreciate a phone call (978-597-2106). Please store boxes, etc. under cloth-covered tables or in vehicles; nothing should obstruct the sidewalks on the Common. We do require that you not break down your display until 4 PM on Sunday. 

    Parking:

Parking is limited, and it can be difficult to get your materials set up on the Common. In the morning, you can park on the Common or along the sides of the Common, but you must move your vehicle after you are through unloading. We will have dollies available and people to help unload…Call us in advance if you have any special needs for moving your materials. Artisan parking is available at the back lot of the Common along Route 13  or on one of the smaller streets nearby and behind Town Hall. If you need a ride back and forth to your car we will be happy to help. If you need someone to watch over your booth while you are gone, we can help. There is no parking along the sidewalk on the Route 119 or Route 13 sides of the Common or at any of the churches. Keep Brookline Street available for visitors!

 

Please call if you have any questions at 978-597-2106 (Main Office) or send an email to townsendhistoricalsociety@yahoo.com


This page last updated: May 6, 2014