You’re Invited to America’s Oldest Crafts Fair!

Situated on the scenic slopes of Mount Sunapee Resort, America’s oldest crafts organization, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, will host its 85th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair on August 4-12, 2018.

Featuring the work of over 150 juried craftsmen, fairgoers can meet the makers themselves and learn how American fine craft is handmade locally right here in northern New England:

This year, I’m returning with ~150 of my latest one-of-a-kind handknit embroidered felt hats to the lower end of the fairgrounds in Tent 8, Booth 804, directly next to one of my very favorite jewelers, Anne Behrsing (oooh, how I love her work!):

Last month, I mailed out roughly 1000 fair invitations, which (besides being colorful save-the-date reminders) also serve as $2-off coupons for fair entry:

If you didn’t receive one, but would like a snail mail invite/coupon of your very own, there’s still time, just leave a note in the comments below… But don’t delay–opening day of this nationally renowned 9-day fine craft event is next Saturday, just a week away!

Come treat yourself to the finest that New Hampshire has to offer at the 85th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair, August 4-12, 2018 in Newbury, NH… Hope to see you there!

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Visit CCM Hats at the 2016 LNHC Fair

Hey, what are you up to next Saturday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 14?

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The LNHC Fair is the oldest in the nation, 83 years & still going strong!

Please allow me to tempt you to visit scenic Newbury, New Hampshire for 9 days of mingling with most beautiful, functional, locally-made fine craft along with the folks who make it…

NH fiber artist, Laura Chowanski at the 74th LNHC Fair, sporting her 2nd CCM felt hat!

Imagine, if you will: 8 big white tents nestled along the slopes of beautiful Mount Sunapee, full to bursting with the handmade work of over 200 League of NH Craftsmen juried in wood, clay, glass, metal & fiber.

Plus! You can enjoy hands-on workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, tours, a sculpture garden, live music and even ride the ski lift for a spectacular view of the surrounding Lakes Region.

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan takes a ride on the chair lift at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH during the Annual Craftsmen's Fair.

I love the view of the Lakes Region from the lift!

I am honored once again to share my Heirloom Handknit Hats with fairgoers who visit Tent 8, Booth 808 at the 2016 LNHC Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. I’ll be there 10am – 5pm, rain or shine… I hope you’ll come say hello!

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Mark your calendar: the LNHC Fair begins the 1st Saturday of August every year!

 

Throwback Thursday: Good Times at the 2008 LNHC Fair

Each August, you’ll find amazing, beautiful, handmade crafts at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair: works of clay, blown glass, fiber art, jewelry in silver, jewelry in gold, fine woodwork and so much more.

League of NH Craftsmen artists, from L-R: Carrie Cahill Mulligan, Laura Chowanski, Kristin Kennedy, Deirdre Donnelly & Natalie Blake at the 2008 Craftsmen's Fair, Newbury, New Hampshire.

My amazingly talented LNHC peers, at the 2008 Craftsmen’s Fair.

What’s more, you can attend daily live craft demonstrations throughout the 10-day fair. You can even sign up for a workshop to create your own.

League of NH Craftsmen artists, from L-R: Carrie Cahill Mulligan, Laura Chowanski, Kristin Kennedy, Deirdre Donnelly & Natalie Blake at the 2008 Craftsmen's Fair, Newbury, New Hampshire.

Besides being talented & lovely, these women were a joy to spend 10 days with!

Best of all, fair-goers have the chance to personally meet the makers & artisans themselves, ask questions & learn about their techniques, inspirations & personal stories.

League of NH Craftsmen artists, from L-R: Deirdre Donnelly, Laura Chowanski, Carrie Cahill Mulligan, Natalie Blake & Kristin Kennedy at the 2008 Craftsmen's Fair, Newbury, New Hampshire.

It’s the wonderful craftsmen who make the League Fair such fun!

In my 11 years as a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, without a doubt, it is the fine crafts folks who make this excellent fair as fun as it is.

This year, I’ll be in Tent 7, Booth 708. I hope you’ll join me and visit the Mount Sunapee Resort from August 2-10, 2014 for the 81st Annual Craftsmen’s Fair.