Bristol Historical Society Holiday fair returns Saturday

Published on Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:00
Written by Lorenzo Burgio


BRISTOL - The Bristol Historical Society is “decking the halls” for the 11th Annual Holiday Craft Fair.

Mary Houle, holiday fair chairman, said 18 vendors and crafters will be selling handcrafted, unique items alongside the historical society who will be selling surplus items from its collection.

The fair will take place on the first floor of the historical society, which has been decorated by the historical society, and Houle said that in particular, Cortlandt Hull and Tom Dickau brought the holiday spirit with their antique Christmas decorations.

The fair will feature a bake sale and the society’s holiday boutique will be open and selling gently used Christmas items. Houle explained that the fair is the perfect time to holiday shop and find one-of- a-kind gifts.

A variety of crafters and vendors will be offering an array of creative goods, Houle explained, including knitted items, frames, handbags, jewelry, wreaths, barbecue sauces, ornaments, birdhouses, teddy bears, clothing, crocheted items, floral arrangements and much more.

“It’s a good way to get into the holiday spirit,” Houle said. “There are a lot of return vendors and a lot of people came back because they like to be here and enjoy the holiday spirit.”

“There will also be a ‘Make a Wish for Bristol Tree,’” she added. “So people can share what they hope for Bristol and what they want the community to be like.”

The historical society is offering discounted options for membership at the event that are for six months and include a historical society t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Houle added that authors Dawn Leger and Molly Ostroski will also be at the event signing copies of their books, and ventriloquist John Denslow will be performing and entertaining children.

The fair is slated for Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historical society, located at 98 Summer St., and Houle noted that the galleries are not open that day.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol on Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:00. Updated: Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:03.