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Holiday Markets and Fairs–Shop Local In and Around the Seacoast

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November 19

Holiday Craft Fair (Deerfield | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) :: Deerfield Community Church presents a holiday craft fair featuring 20+ crafters, vendors, artists, and a snack bar. Participants will be selling Christmas gifts, ornaments, quilted items, handmade Haitian decorative artwork, jewelry, handmade wood items, and much more, and holiday wreaths will be for sale as well.  Come support local vendors and non-profit groups!

November 19

Christmas Craft Fair (Dover | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) :: Enjoy a beautiful Christmas Craft Fair at Dover Baptist Church.

November 19

First Parish Annual Holiday Fair (Dover | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) :: Find homemade crafts, quilts, specialty yarns, candy, fudge, fruit and meat pies, baked goods, antiques, and collectibles from more than 30 vendors at this holiday fair. The fair will also include a plant sale, thrift shop, coffee shop, a handmade quilt raffle, a cookie walk, kid’s shopping and activities, and pipe organ entertainment. Don’t miss the lobster stew luncheon ($11 per person) at 11 a.m.

November 20

The 26th Annual Greenland Craft Fair & Pie Festival (Greenland | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) :: Five hundred delicious pies go on sale at 10 a.m. at The Annual Greenland Craft Fair & Pie Festival, one of the longest running fairs in the Seacoast. More than 100 crafters, especially selected for quality and variety of offerings will be displaying their wares. (New crafters come every year!) Hosted by the Greenland Women’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Fair raises funds  for a variety of local, national, and international charitable purposes supported by the GWC.

November 26

Holiday Artisan Market at Rolling Green (Greenland | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) :: Find unique gifts for the holiday season hand-crafted by local artisans. You’ll see jewelry, pottery, stonework, wood carvings, totes and bags, textiles, sculpture, hats, hand-painted silk scarves, body care, photography, multimedia art and music, and more. Don’t miss Rolling Green Nursery’s annual Holiday Artisan Market held inside their glass atrium greenhouse located at 64 Breakfast Hill Road in Greenland, NH.

November 26

Holiday Craft Fair (Newmarket | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) :: Don’t miss this fair at the Newmarket Elementary School! A fantastic variety of artisans  will showcase beautiful, unique, handcrafted goods including jewelry, soaps, wooden items, holiday items and much more. Need a wreath for your front door? You’ll find one here. Be sure to visit the Bake Shop for some yummy homemade goods. Enjoy some now and stock up for the holiday season—just pop those baked goods into your freezer and you’ll  have delicious treats to share with your guests at any time. Check out the raffles and demos by our consultants.

November 27

Christmas at the Castle (Moultonborough | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) :: Join Castle in the Clouds for an elegant, vintage Christmas. Tour the Arts & Crafts mansion, Lucknow, elegantly dressed in holiday decorations. Enjoy Christmas craft activities, live musical performances and tasty treats, and get a jump on your holiday shopping while supporting local artists at the Holiday Artisan Fair. You can also stay and have lunch in the Carriage House Restaurant. The last tickets for Castle admission will be sold at 3 p.m. Christmas at the Castle will be offered on November 19-20 and November 25-27. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-17. Children under 5 are admitted free.

December 1 – 15

Downtown Holiday Market (Manchester | times vary) :: Members of the downtown Manchester workforce will now have no excuse not to finish their Christmas shopping. With a stellar lineup of artisans and crafters setting up shop in the middle of Brady Sullivan Plaza, this market may be the easiest place in the state to pick up a thoughtful handmade gift while you’re on your lunch break.The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.

December 2

UNH Makers Expo Creative Goods Fair (Durham | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) :: The UNH Makers Expo is a creative goods fair featuring all vendors who are students, faculty and staff of UNH. Come see the amazing things that are made by UNH people and get some holiday shopping done!

December 3

Greenland Church Christmas Fair (Greenland | 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) :: Come to the Christmas Fair in Greenland!  You’ll find handcrafted wares, jewelry, gourmet goodies,  a Cookie Walk with hundreds of homemade cookies, a huge silent and live auction,  and a visit from Santa at 11 a.m. Stay for lunch! Enjoy the church’s famous hot turkey sandwich plates, steaming chowder and fried dough.  It’s all here at the Community Congregational Church of Greenland’s  51st annual Christmas Fair  at the Greenland Parish House on Post Road/Route 151 in Greenland Center. There is no admission for this community holiday event.

December 3 

Seacoast Waldorf School Holiday Faire (Kittery, ME | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) :: Come to the 2nd Annual Seacoast Waldorf School Holiday Faire, held this year at the Star Theater, Kittery Community Center. You’ll find beautiful artisan crafts, raffles and  delicious baked goods and refreshments. Enjoy live holiday music and stay for a bowl of chili for lunch!

December 3

St. Raphael’s Church Bazaar (Kittery, ME | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.) :: Get into the Christmas spirit at Saint Raphael’s Annual Church Bazaar. Check out the beautiful gift and theme baskets; delicious homemade baked goods, jams and jellies; beautiful handcrafted items, many terrific raffles and great food at the Knight’s Cafe.

December 3

Holiday Fair (Milford | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) :: Complimentary hot cider will be served at the door. The Cafe opens at 8:30 a.m. with hot breakfast; lunch service of homemade soups and sandwiches begins at 11:30 a.m. Bakery treats and beverages are offered throughout the fair. 
Shoppers can buy locally made laurel wreaths and quality handcrafted gifts, ornaments, and jewelry. Visit the ever-popular Ritzy Boutique, where nearly new items are for sale. Buy delectable baked goods, sweets and jellies to enjoy over the holiday season. Enjoy emo by textile artist Cynthia Treen
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December 3

70th New Castle Village Christmas Fair (New Castle | 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) :: Santa! Baked goods! Fish chowder and lobster rolls for lunch! Handmade crafts, jewelry, silent auction and lots more! It’s the 70th year that the tiny island community of New Castle has held a Christmas Fair. You won’t want to miss this one! To commemorate such an accomplishment, the ladies of the Guild plan to revive some of the former ideas from past fairs, such as Parcel Post, Dandies, and Fancy Work. Of course, you will still find those tables you have come to love and expect, such as Handmade Crafts, Wreaths and Greens, Bake Table, Gift Baskets, Jewelry, Scarves, Red Elephants and Silent Auction. Make plans to attend, and bring family and friends to the best Christmas Fair on the Seacoast.

December 3

Spectacular Holiday Fair (Rye | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) :: The Webster at Rye Holiday Fair features unique artisans and crafts along with a holiday cookie walk, raffle and lunch cafe. If you’re looking for that special gift or hoping to find a hidden treasure, you’ve come to the right place!  Enjoy one-of-a-kind shopping in Webster at Rye’s beautiful 2-story lobby and homemade lunch in their spacious and decorated cafe.

December 3

27th Annual Christmas In Strafford (Strafford | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) :: Christmas in Strafford is a time when the local artisans and craftspeople of Strafford, NH (and friends) open their homes and studios to the public. More than 20 locations are open, including local homes, the Bow Lake Grange Hall and the Waldron Store. Refreshments are served, and all manner of hand-crafted items are available for sale. Many of the event’s craftsmen are juried “League of New Hampshire Craftsmen,” and each offers high quality hand-crafted products.

December 3

Holly Fair (Stratham | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) :: Get your Christmas greens, Poinsettias, Boxwood trees and more at the Holly Fair. Also find homemade baked goods, candy, gently used items, jewelry, a silent auction and a cafe!

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