It's not your Grandmother's Craft Fair!
Picture yourself in the shadows of the beautiful Green Mountains listening to live music while you sip a craft cocktail! Then browse through a juried Fair of one of a kind pieces - unique gifts, keepsakes for your home, or special touches to add to your wardrobe. From small whimsical items for a few dollars to major artwork and jewelry, there is something for everyone.
The non-profit Valley Players community theater group purchased the highly successful Craft Fair in 1989, after the fair had been owned privately for 19 years. Staffed by a professional market manager and numerous volunteers, the fair provides support to maintain the Valley Players Theater on Main Street in Waitsfield. The group has been promoting cultural activities in the Mad River Valley for forty years, including production of plays and musicals, education in theatrical arts, and concerts and comedy shows.
Check out this interview with Laura Arnesen, Craft Fair Manager!
At this time we are planning to follow the Vermont State guidelines
for events. Please visit
https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19 for details.
Scheduled to appear on Saturday morning is Green Mountain Swing, a 17-piece ‘big band’ that recently appeared at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. On Saturday afternoon, the Some Hollow Duo from Warren will perform Indie Rock/Pop and Alt. Country tunes. On Sunday morning Madigan Linnane, an emerging musician now splitting her time between Berkley School of Music and The Mad River Valley, will play in her modern folk/pop/indie musical style with songs that appeal to a broad audience. On Sunday afternoon the Medicine Tribe returns to the Craft Fair, featuring Colleen Mari Mays of Warren and Brent Thomas, an accomplished jazz bass musician, playing Americana-style covers and original songs.
On Sat., Sept. 2, from 11 am - noon, the Dinoman Science show will use magic, clever explanations and incredible props to present a dynamic program of dinosaurs, science and fun for the whole family. Local scientist Bob Lisaius travels the East Coast sharing his dinosaur wisdom at schools, libraries, and special events, and now he’ll perform in his hometown. On Sun., Sept 3, from 11 am- noon, join Yoga with Emma (bring your own mat or towel). Emma Delphin’s Vinyasa yoga classes are inclusive of all levels and people and aim to increase balance and strength. Encouragement and a bit of light hearted humor are also included in this one hour free yoga session. Emma also teaches yoga at SHARC and outside at Lawson’s on summer Saturdays. And on both days of the Fair, from noon-2pm, Kathy Mehuron, author of the new book Take Me Back: An Anecdotal History of the Mad River Valley will be on hand to sign books and talk about her new non-profit, Take Me Back.
As you would expect ... festive fare. A variety of foods from hamburgers to vegetarian fare and, of course, irresistible sweet stuff! Take a break from shopping and have lunch. Kid's favorites are available. There are great "Made in Vermont" beverage and food tasting opportunities throughout the craft fair to enjoy as well.
Personal Shopping Service
Get a jump on holiday shopping. We’ve got the ideas and plenty of unique gifts. Whether you need to buy gifts for babies, birthdays, weddings or your boss, a personal shopper is available to offer suggestions and help you select a gift. Ask for Laura at the entrance and be prepared to discuss your budget and gift giving need.