27th Annual Solidarity Craft Fair and Silent Auction
This Year Planting Hope is making some accommodations to be able to safely host our Solidarity Craft Fair during the Covid-19 era. We’re hosting the fair on October 10th at the Julio’s Parking Lot (154 State St. in Montpelier) to enable the event to be able to happen in a safe, outdoor space. We will give generous space between each vendor and volunteers will ensure that customers wear masks and that we don’t exceed the maximum capacity for outdoor events. In case of a very rainy day, the fair will be hosted on Oct. 11th.
We will host 20 vendors of local crafts, as well as a few international vendors, including weavings from the El Chile Weaving Collective in Nicaragua. We’ll also have a huge silent auction with gift cards to local businesses as well as treasures from our donors’ homes. Homemade lunch to go as well as a bake sale will support Bethany Church’s scholarship program in El Salvador. 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.
If you’re interested in becoming a vendor, please email Beth@plantinghope.org with your name and the name and type of craft. We only accept locally, hand-made items, unless your international items are supporting a non-profit or project. Vendors must supply their own tables and tents.
Our Silent Auction will be held at both venues. Each craft vendor makes a donation to the auction and we’re asking our donors to support local merchants by purchasing gift certificates to local businesses for us to auction off. Other donated treasures will also be at the fair’s entry.
The auction will open at 9 am and will end promptly at 2pm. If you can come back to the fair after 2pm to pick up your winnings, that would be appreciated. Check back soon for a sneak preview of our Silent Auction!
The Solidarity Fair’s Silent Auction is one of Planting Hope’s major fundraisers. If you have a special something that you’d be willing to donate to the Silent Auction, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information contact 802-778-0344 or email: email@example.com