Solidarity Craft Fair

24th Annual Solidarity Craft Fair

This Year marks the 24th year of the Solidarity Craft Fair. As always, the fair is the second Saturday in December, which is Saturday, December 9th, 2016, from 9 am – 4 pm.

The fair will once again be held at our two Main Street Venues in downtown Montpelier:  the Bethany Church, 115 Main St and diagonally across the street at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, at 130 Main Street.  The Fair will  be held in Bethany Church’s spacious Fellowship Hall (downstairs) and in the Unitarian Church Vestry.  Both locations are wheel-chair accessible, via Bethany’s elevator and the Unitarian church’s School St. entrance ramp.

At the two venues, you’ll find 40 vendors of locally hand-crafted gifts and internationally-made, fairly-traded goods, a HUGE silent auction with donations from central Vermont merchants and beyond, homemade lunch and desserts and coffee with a seating area.  Vendors pay Planting Hope a space rental fee, but keep all of their profits.  All proceeds benefit Planting Hope’s projects in Nicaragua and Vermont.

Due to its popularity and overflow of great items, our Silent Auction will be held at both venues. Each craft vendor makes a donation to the auction and we also solicit donations for gift certificates from local stores and restaurants, wares and hand-made crafts and other donated treasures.  The auction will open at 9 am at the Unitarian Church Fireplace Room and Bethany Church’s Fellowship Hall (in the basement) and will end promptly at 2pm.  If you would like to donate an item to our silent auction, please write to   Check back for silent auction updates here.

Participants in Planting Hope’s Service and Community Adventure Trip to Nicaragua will also be selling used children’s books, games and toys for purchase to support their trip to Nicaragua.  This sale will be happening to the left of the stage at the Unitarian Church venue.  A great chance for children and others to shop for great gently-used gift items!

The Solidarity Fair’s Silent Auction is one of Planting Hope’s major end-of-the-year fundraisers. If you have a special something that you’d be willing to donate to the Silent Auction, please: Contact us.  Items may be dropped off on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 8th, or before 9am on the morning of the fair, Saturday, Dec. 9th, at either venue.

For more information contact 802-778-0344 or email:

Click  the link below to download a vendor application.   You may need to save the file to your computer to print it or work with it in Adobe.  After you have filled it out, please email to or mail it with your check to Planting Hope, PO Box 56, Montpelier, VT 05601

Click here for an application to be a 2017 Solidarity Craft Fair Vendor.

Click here to see or print the 2017 Solidarity Craft Fair Poster! (COMING SOON)



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