- About Sunapee
Discover something NEW. Come to the Fair to shop for one-of-a-kind craft, learn how it’s made, and create your own! 200 craft booths, 3 fine craft exhibitions, daily demonstrations and workshops, tours, seminars, and roving performances. 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.
Tickets available at www.nhcrafts.org
August 6 - 14, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm daily
Rain or shine
12 & under: FREE
Second Day tickets available for $6. Must be purchased before leaving the Fair on Day One.
No Pets allowed on fairground or left in vehicles
Discount tickets available in advance through the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen website
August 8, 10 & 12 - Yoga Instructor Brianna Renner will lead a 60-minute yoga class at Mount Sunapee’s 2,743’ summit each day starting at 11:00am. $15 per person. Participants can either hike to the summit or ride the Sunapee Express chair (chairlift takes about 15 minutes to the summit). Participants must bring their own yoga mat. Reservations requested. BOOK YOUR SPOT ONLINE! 603-763-3564. Check-in at the Adventure Park Welcome Center.
August 13 - Experience a unique ziplining tour with us on Saturday, August 13 at 7:30pm as we take to the trees just as the sun sets behind the mountains. From there, we'll be zipping across all eight ziplines with only glow sticks and the light of the full moon. This is going to tons of fun and space is extremely limited. If interested, call our Adventure Park or stop in during your visit to the Fair to reserve your space! Price per person is $99 and participants must be at least 10 years of age and weigh 80 pounds. Learn more about the Canopy Zipline Tour.