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2018 Craft Fair & Café

December 7th-8th

Venue: The Walpole Town Hall, Walpole, NH
  • 6:00-8:30pm Friday, December 7th
  • 9:30am-3:30pm Saturday, December 8th
Shop Local to Build and Celebrate a Strong Local Economy!

Because the arts are so deeply valued by The Orchard School & Community Center, it’s no surprise that The Annual Benefit Craft Fair is our biggest fundraiser each year. This year, we are proud to once again be holding our full-service dinner, breakfast, lunch, and dessert café alongside the 30 plus vendors comprising the fair. The fair has a fun and festive vibe—a great place to support local artists while finding unique gifts for acquaintances loved ones!

We jury our crafters to ensure the highest quality vendors. Offerings include silver jewelry, wool items, handmade wooden toys and crafts, pottery, fine beaded jewelry, traditional straw ornaments, flannel & wool shirts & dresses, woodwork, metal work, carvings, and more—all made within 40 miles of our Fall Mountain Region! The group includes favorite vendors from previous years as well as some exciting new talent.

The Orchard School and Community Center’s mission is to be an accessible place of learning that nurtures a sense of community, respect for individual differences, the land, lifelong learning, and a connection between the cultural life of our rural community and that of the world beyond. By supporting our Annual Benefit Craft Fair, you can help support the health of our local community while meeting many of your holiday shopping needs.

List of 2018 Crafters
Joanna Alix Watercolors

original watercolor paintings, matted prints, notecards, etc. 


New England Folk Art (Art Anderson)

painted wood folk art

Ruffled Feathers Farm (Karin Asseng)

origami light strings, paper and felt tree ornaments, succulent planters


Air Plant Creations (Cindy Buswell)

glass air plant creations

Chase Woodworking (Gary and Denise Chase)

unique handmade cutting boards and acrylic dotting on canvas

Grassy Brook Maple (Rebecca Elliot)

maple syrup, maple candy and spices

Fernhaven Quilting and Crafts (Beth Ezold)

quilted tablewares and mats; wall hangings; fabric bowls; microwave bags; coasters

Earthly Wealth (M.R. Fletcher)

jewelry/metalwork; natural and re-purposed materials

Beadin' in Eden (Kathy Burgess-Fumicello)

beaded gemstone jewelry; necklace and earring sets; bracelets

Turning (Tom Goldschmid)

wooden bowls turned from native VT and NH hardwoods

Ting's Lavender Farm (Ting Gough)

dry lavender buds and bundles; lavendar sachets, wreaths and eye pillows

Basket Case Plus (Lyn Parker Haas)

pine needle baskets

Prettydreamer (Pamela Hanna)

fairy tale and nature inspired homewares, art objects and wooden toys. Pure beeswax candles, perfumes and gifts. 


American Heritage Woodworks (Bill and Erma Heidtman)

wooden rocking boats

Ann Katz

knitted shawls, hats, etc.

Crafts from Quaker City (Vanessa Keith and Jenny Wright)

handknit mittens and hats, potato printed items, woodenware, felted items

Sparling Hill Soaps (Cora La Clair)

goat milk soaps, lotions, powder, felted dryer balls

Wake Robin Folk Ornaments (Lark Leonard)

traditional straw ornaments, birchbark ornaments, and organic, local fruit jams

Grace & Miss Mouse Soaps (Judy Lidie)

handcrafted soaps, soap rests, lanolin salve and soap nets


Celeste Longacre

books and dried herbs and edible flowers. 


All About Ewe (Candice McInerny and Marion Brody)

needle felting

Susan Metsack

felted and knit hats, scarves, and cowls

Distant Hill Quilts (Kathy Nerrie)

quilted items

Sanctuary's Alpaca Farm (Jamie Page)

hand knitted and woven alpaca goods. 


Pfister Rugs (Erica Pfister)

handwoven: potholders, pillows, rugs. 


Debbie Rhoades

aprons, 18" doll clothes, flannel nighties

Purple Hummingbird Woolens (Joanna Richardson)

handmade woolens for the whole family: knit socks, felted mittens, hats, slippers, zippered vests, silk scarves, playmats 


Unity Mountain Herbs (Jonah Ruh Roberts)

herbal tinctures and teas and wood turned vessels. 


Humming Hands (Michelle Russell)

birch ornaments and pictures, felted fairies, birds and animals, hand spun angora hats and cowls, handspun wool, felt wall hangings 


Old Kemp Farm (Judi Ryner and Bob Boivin)

hand-turned wood lamps, heirloom rocking horses, bangles, and wine rests; felted alpaca fleece animals, felten soaps, yarn and knitted items. 


Yumiko Sandoe

handmade sterling silver earrings

Squirrel Mountain Fiber Arts (Rachel St. John)

yarn, felted ornaments, play silks squirrelmountainfiberarts.com

Celtic Furniture (Grant Taylor)
leather belts


Brown Bunny Pottery (Claudia Teachman and Saul Blocher)

individually handcrafted stoneware and porcelain pottery with an animal motif. 


Brie & Vessie (Kathy Terry)

girls dresses and hats, children's mittens and scarves, snack bags, baby blankets. 


Stephanie Tickner Watercolors

watercolor paintings, prints, greetinc cards, bookmarks, and magnets. 


Earth Creations (Tristan Wandzy)

hand forged/created silver jewelry with gemstone embellishments.

Shari Zabriskie Pottery

birch pottery, etc.