BRISTOL - The New England Carousel Museum will hold its third annual Bizarre Bazaar Nov. 10.
The holiday craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum at 95 Riverside Ave. It will feature a variety of items available for purchase by local artists and artisans. Free carousel rides for children throughout the day are included with the $1 admission.
Morgan Urgo, assistant director of the Carousel Museum, said there will be more than 30 exhibits on both floors of the museum.
“Last year was my second year planning it and it went really smoothly,” said Urgo. “We had about 600 people last year and we always want to have more.”
Urgo said the crafts this year will include painters, soap makers, crochet crafts, jewelry makers, blown glass art, woodcarvers and more.
“Jan’s Jams will be donating all proceeds to the St. Vincent DePaul shelter,” noted Urgo. “The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association will be creating sculptures throughout the event. There’s also Nancy’s Knits, which makes children’s clothing, and Knives and Roses which makes kitchen knives with beautiful, intricate hand-carved handles.”
Each vendor will also be donating a prize for a raffle which visitors will be able to buy tickets for. Those who visit each vendor and get them to check off a list can exchange a fully checked off list for family membership to the museum. This pass, which Urgo said would normally cost $100, allows a family to visit the museum and the Bushnell Park carousel in Hartford free of charge for a year.
Urgo encouraged people to come down to the bazaar and see what they can find.
“It supports local artists as well as our museum,” she said.
The New England Carousel Museum is fully handicapped accessible.
For more information, visit thecarouselmuseum.org or call 860-585-5411. Vendors who wish to apply can call the carousel museum, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.