This Year marks the 25th year of the Solidarity Craft Fair. The fair is always held on the second Saturday in December. December 8th, 2018, from 9 am – 4 pm 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 Street 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 other proceeds benefit Planting Hope’s projects in Nicaragua and Vermont.
This year we are offering an online registration and a PayPal payment option for vendors ($1 CC fee applies). To register online via Google Forms, please click here. To download and print a paper application, please click here. Your registration will be confirmed when we receive both your payment and your application (online or paper). The Unitarian Church Venue is now full. There are a few spaces left at our Bethany Church venue across the street.
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 Beth@plantinghope.org Click here for a sneak preview of our Silent Auction!
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. 7th, or before 9am on the morning of the fair, Saturday, Dec. 8th, at either venue.
For more information contact 802-778-0344 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org