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November 21, 2013

Fall fair roundup


Newburyport Daily News

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Merrimac: Annual Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pilgrim Church, 27 Church St. Children’s games and crafts, cookie walk, country store, handmade quilts, jewelry, holiday decor, luncheon, and silent auction. New this year is a breakfast menu with pancakes, eggs and sausage.

Merrimac: Holy Redeemer Parish Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nativity Parish Hall, 4 Green St. Gift baskets, baked goods, candies, nearly new items, jewelry, hostess gifts and handmade goods. Children’s crafts, gift bags and games. Silent auction and raffle prizes. Lunch with homemade soups, chowders, baked beans and franks, chop suey, salad and rolls from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rowley: Olde Tyme Country Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Rowley, 175 Main St. Baked goods, handcrafted items, holiday greenery, attic treasures, apple pies, Zeke’s Country Store, silent auction, home-style lunch, visit from Santa, games, puzzles and books. Spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m.

Salisbury: Harvest Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Lafayette Road. Baked goods, white elephant treasures, snack bar and lunch menu. 978-465-8940.

Newburyport: Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old South First Presbyterian Church, 29 Federal St. Corn chowder luncheon, baked goods, cookie walk, handmade craft items, a visit from Santa Claus, crafts for children and giveaways. 978-465-3642 or 978-270-6603.

NEwburyport: Greek Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nicholson Hall, 7 Harris St. Vendor and artisan fair and Greek pastry sale. Lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu includes spanakopita, gyros, moussaka, avgolemono soup and stuffed grape leaves. Sponsored by the Greek Ladies Aid Society.

Friday, Dec. 6

Newburyport: Artisans in the Open Holiday Show, 3 to 9 p.m., First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St. Jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, photography, glasswork, paintings, woodwork, stone sculpture, soaps and lotions, and painted furniture.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Byfield: Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Byfield Community Arts Center, 7 Central St. Featuring local and regional crafters. Space still available; call 978-457-0208.

Newburyport: Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St. Photos with Santa, cookie walk, fresh holiday wreaths, bake sale, candy sale and handcrafted gifts. “Souper Luncheon” includes homemade soups and fish chowder. Silent auction features paintings, gift baskets, vacation rentals and gift certificates.

Rowley: 41st annual Holiday Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pine Grove School, 191 Main St. 100-plus vendors, bake table, jewelry, pottery, paintings, woodwork, crafts, holiday crafts, snowmen, hats/mittens, candles, doll clothes and unique gifts. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Pine Grove PTA. Blizzard date Dec. 8.

Salisbury: Winter Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salisbury Elementary School cafeteria, 100 Lafayette Road. Dance, cheering and karate demonstrations. Snacks, raffles every hour, face-painting, bake sale, crafts table for kids, SES T-shirts and magnets, and local crafters and merchants selling their wares. Photo opportunities with Santa. Sponsored by the PTA, with all proceeds benefiting the students at SES. salisburypta@gmail.com.

West Newbury: Laurel Grange’s Annual Greens Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grange Hall, 21 Garden St. Live music from 10 a.m. to noon, bake sale table, handmade items and vendors selling wares. To rent a table, call 978-352-2986 or email midnight721@comcast.net.

Newburyport: Artisans in the Open Holiday Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St. Jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, photography, glasswork, paintings, woodwork, stone sculpture, soaps and lotions, and painted furniture.

Friday, Dec. 13

Newburyport: Artisans in the Open Holiday Show, 3 to 9 p.m., First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St. Jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, photography, glasswork, paintings, woodwork, stone sculpture, soaps and lotions, and painted furniture.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Newburyport: Artisans in the Open Holiday Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St. Jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, photography, glasswork, paintings, woodwork, stone sculpture, soaps and lotions, and painted furniture.

Salisbury: Whisker Wonderland Open House, noon to 5 p.m., Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, 63 Elm St. (Route 110). Cat and dog toys, handmade beds, 2014 MRFRS calendars, candles, and soaps. Pick a wish list item off the giving tree to donate to the shelter kitties. 15-minute sessions available with animal communicator from 1 to 4. Coffee, hot chocolate and treats. 978-462-0760 or www.mrfrs.org.

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