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Upcoming craft fairs

First Church Christmas Craft Fair
When: Friday, Nov. 4, 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: First Church, 1 Concord St., Nashua
Featuring: Handmade ornaments and wreaths, baked goods, knitted items, jewelry and a silent auction.
 
St. Jude Parish Country Christmas Fair
When: Friday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: St. Jude Church, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry
Featuring: Handmade jewelry, decorations, clothing, floral arrangements, candles and more.
 
Bow Mills United Methodist Church Snowman Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow
Featuring: Holiday crafts and handmade wearables, gift baskets and gifts for pet owners.
 
Hampstead Mother’s Club Holiday Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Hampstead Middle School, 28 School St., Hampstead
Featuring: More than 80 hand-selected crafts, a raffle table, food and more.
 
Thorntons Ferry’s Holiday Craft Fair 
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Thorntons Ferry School, 134 Camp Sargent Road, Merrimack
Featuring: Dozens of New England crafters, a raffle, a silent auction and baked goods.
 
Raymond Boy Scout Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Raymond High School, 45 Harriman Hill Road, Raymond
Featuring: Jewelers, clothing vendors and more.
 
East Congregational Church Holiday Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: East Congregational United Church of Christ, 51 Mountain Road, Concord
Featuring: Dozens of handmade crafts, a bake sale, a silent auction and themed raffle baskets.
 
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary/St. Leo Christmas Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 189 N. Main St., Rochester
Featuring: Cash raffle, penny sale, baked goods, homemade candies and more. A ham and bean supper will begin at 5 p.m.
 
Coe-Brown Holiday Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 907 1st NH Turnpike, Northwood
Featuring: Raffle, baked goods and more.
 
Chichester Central School Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Chichester Central School, 219 Main St., Chichester
 
Goffstown Lions Club Craft Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Mountain View Middle School, 41 Lauren Lane, Goffstown
Featuring: Handmade crafts.
Cost: $3. Children 12 and under are free.
 
Bedford High School Handmade Fair
When: Sunday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Bedford High School, 47B Nashua Road, Bedford
Featuring: Dozens of local artists and artisans, in addition to handmade crafters.




Crazy for crafts
Unique gift ideas offered this holiday season

11/03/16
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 As the calendar flips to November, there are more than a dozen holiday craft fairs happening the first week alone.

Some offer a little something extra. At the Snowman Craft Fair at Bow Mills United Methodist Church on Saturday, Nov. 5, for example, nearly 90 gift baskets with special themes will be auctioned off, in addition to the homemade and handcrafted items that will be for sale.
“We normally have dozens of people lining up right outside the door at 8 a.m., even though the fair opens at 9, and we basically take over the entire church,” said Joan Day, one of the Fair’s coordinators. “We put prices on the baskets, but it’s free to come in and everyone gets a free Christmas ornament.”
There’s also a cookie walk, and breakfast items will be served from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other fairs are very traditional. Dozens of crafters will be on hand at this year’s Goffstown Lions Club Craft Fair, happening Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6, at Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown.
“There will be everything from maple syrup to crocheted items and knitted items, and all … kinds of other handcrafted stuff,” said MaryAnn McKenna of the Goffstown Lions Club, which coordinates the fair. 
The cost to attend is $3, with all proceeds going toward the Lions Club, McKenna said. The fair will also feature a silent auction and a lunch hat will include turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, chili and more. 





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