About the Fair

Shop the Fair online, and support Community Theater!

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.

 

For the first time EVER in the 50 year history of the fair, an outdoor venue is not possible, due to COVID-19 state restrictions. Instead, an Online Fair will be available starting Sept. 5 through Oct. 12, featuring many of the amazing artists shoppers have come to know and love.

The outdoor Craft Fair plans to be back on Labor Day Weekend, 2021, with special 50th anniversary events and all the features usually offered, such as:

Entertainment for All Ages

We love kids! They get into the Craft Fair for free (12 and under) and we always have face painting and a special bounce house or slide! Children must be supervised, but the kids' zone is under the tent on the small hill (behind the “Man Cave”) and offers a nice break for the adults in tow. 

Many of our artists do demos in their booths. Others come to the first row under the big tent to do demonstrations at specific times throughout the weekend. Please click here to see the schedule.

Food Court

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.

Animals

Sorry, we love them too, but  NO pets are allowed at this event.

Please do not leave your pets in your car.  This event is typically too hot.

Massage

Mad River Massage will again be available for Seated Massage at the right of the entrance to the big tent. A % of their proceeds are donated to the Valley Players and a 10 minute massage only costs $10! Longer massages are available too.  

Experience the ultimate in massage. www.madrivermassage.com

Handicap Accessible

We offer handicap parking close to the entrance to the fair and a handicap port-o-let (when facing the big tent all the port-o-lets are on the right side).

The aisles are wide enough for wheelchairs and walkers so please join us!

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