The Orchard School

Early Childhood Education, Summer Camp, and Community Center

Craft Fair 2013 Poster


This magnificent show features more than 40 locally (and nationally) known artisans whose work is of the highest quality.   All of the crafters live and work within a 60 mile radius of Walpole, NH, bringing locally and sustainably produced options to the conscious shopper.  Your purchases will go directly to supporting your neighbors’ livelihoods.

A sampling of the crafted work includes: silver jewelry, wool items, handmade wooden toys and crafts, pottery, fine beaded jewelry, traditional straw ornaments, handmade books, flannel & wool shirts & dresses, handmade baskets, photography, ironworks, chip carving, wooden rocking boats and more, all of it made within 60 miles of our Fall Mountain Region!

The fair will feature a preview of our Spring Fling raffle.

Once again,  guests were also able to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner or lunch in our café, featuring homemade, healthy food made with local ingredients.  This year’s menu will include handmade quiche, salad and two types of chili.   All proceeds from the Raffle and Cafe directly benefit The Orchard School’s programs.  Further, the event features local musicians throughout the day on Saturday.

Once Again in 2014: ADVERTISE WITH US! 

Let us know if you are interested in this opportunity by emailing

This can be for your business or for someone you know who might want to advertise and support The Orchard School at the same time.    We will be creating a brochure for the event which will have a map of the venue, a thank you to all of our supportive neighbors who have donated to the café endeavor and raffle, as well as the advertisements of local businesses that so choose.   All proceeds benefit The Orchard School.

The following are crafters that joined us for our November 2013 show.  You can check out some of our crafters’ sites to get an idea about all the amazing products and crafts available at this stellar event:

Rebecca Golden - Earth Angel Herbals

Pamela Hannah – Pretty Dreamer

Kevin Warren  Photography 

Ray Lagasse Baskets

Marcy Skhepker – Pear Tree Studio

Almut Yakovleff – Cold River Pottery

Art Anderson – New England Folk Art

Johanna Hanft – Purple Hummingbird Woolens

Donna and Jim Stamper – Stamper Jewelery  (Silver jewelry made from flattened pre-1965 us silver coins)

Michael Miller Photography

Claudia Teachman – Brown Bunny Pottery

Shari Zabriskie Pottery

Jamie Page  -  Sanctuary’s Alpaca Farm

Debbie Rhoades’ hand sewn doll clothes, men’s vests and children’s night clothes

All About Ewe needle felting

Whimsical hand sewn animals by Patricia Anderson

Stephanie Tickner Watercolors

Recycled Fabric Rugs & More

Wood toys, bowls and rocking horses by Werner Rehm

GBD Hudson Creations quilts and quilted bags

Earth Creations by Tristan – wire jewelry

Put some fun on your head!  Felt & Knit Hats

Crafts From Quaker City – potato printing, knitting and felted items

Pfister Rugs

Laurie’s Linens

Silkscreened patches, flags and clothing by Liv Cavallaro

Old Kemp Farm Alpaca Products

Wake Robin Folk Ornaments – traditional plaited straw and birch bark ornaments

Fernhaven Quilting and Crafts

Amy Chase, The Good Natured Studio – Glass Lampwork Jewelry

New England Restoration Yarns

Wearable Art

Lyric Couture

Miles Kelly Studio

Gwendolyn Textiles

The Wood Violet

American Heritage Woodworks

Randy’s Chip Carving

Mystic Metallurgy