Solidarity Craft Fair

26th Annual Solidarity Craft Fair

26th Annual Solidarity Craft Fair

This Year marks the 26th year of the Solidarity Craft Fair which will be held on December 14th, 2019, 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 Church’s Main. St. elevator and the Unitarian Church’s School Street entrance ramp.   The fair is always held on the second Saturday in December.

Bethany Church, 115 Main Street, Montpelier

 

Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier

At the two venues, you’ll find 45 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.

VENDORS

Click here for a list of our vendors at both venues!

Please note that as of Nov. 20th, both venues are now full.    To be placed on the invitation list for next year’s fair, please write to Beth@plantinghope.org     

SILENT AUCTIONS

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 Rooms 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   Check back soon for a sneak preview of our Silent Auction!

Click here for a sneak peek at the more than 100 donations to the auction from area businesses, craft vendors and individuals.

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. 13th, or before 9am on the morning of the fair, Saturday, Dec. 14th, at either venue.

For more information contact 802-778-0344 or email: plantinghope@gmail.com