The Annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair is a nine-day event that showcases the work of more than 350 craftspeople's items made by hand. It's the place to see an incredible variety of beautiful, one-of-a-kind craft items that are functional, decorative, and built to last.
The Annual Craftsmen’s Fair is a fun way to explore the fascinating world of fine craftmaking, with activities for all ages. You can meet and talk to the craftsmen, learn about their techniques, and purchase from them. Find creative and practical gifts at over 200 craft booths and The Shop at the Fair. Do-it-yourselfers (adults and children) can sign up for workshops -- including basket weaving, tools for kids, and glassblowing -- and make their own handmade treasures. Or if you are curious about how fine craft is made, you can watch daily demonstrations of glassblowing, woodcarving, blacksmithing, furniture building, and more.
The Fair is enjoyed by all ages and features 350 League juried craftspeople whose work is available in 200 booths and five exhibitions; activities include 18 workshops for adults and children, 21 craft demonstrations, educational tours to learn more about specific craft techniques, musical performances, food, child care and free parking – please leave pets at home. See the Leagues’ website for tickets and information at www.nhcrafts.org.
If you enjoy fashion and home decor, the Fair has three craft exhibitions that demonstrate the use of fine craft in everyday life. "Living With Craft" features tastefully decorated room settings furnished entirely with handmade furniture and room accessories. "Craft Wear" features unique “art-to-wear” clothing, jewelry, and accessories. The outdoor Sculpture Garden includes pieces such as garden ornaments and landscape sculptures.
Don't forget to take a Sky Ride chairlift ride to the summit of Mount Sunapee during your visit.
Bring your kids, friends and family. There is something for everyone.
Special Friday $5 after Four: On August 9, the Fair is open until 7 pm and admission is only $5 after 4 pm.
Tickets available at www.nhcrafts.org
August 3 - 11, 2013
10:00am - 5:00pm daily, rain or shine
12 & under: FREE
Discount tickets available in advance through the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce at the New London Information Booth, 328 Main St., New London.