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.
At the two venues, you’ll find 47 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.
Vendor Applications will be available online on this page on September 30th, 2019. To be able to include as many individual vendors as possible, this year there will be a one space limit per vendor until November 1st. If extra spaces are available after November 1st, you may request an additional space. If you would like to request a paper application, please write to Beth@plantinghope.org or click here to download and print one. We will also e-mail applications to last year’s vendors and those who have requested an application.
Click here to use our online vendor sign up tool. Please note that the Unitarian Church venue is now full. There are just a few spots still available at the Bethany Church venue.
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 and Pre-School 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 Click here for a sneak preview of our Silent Auction!
We will not have used books and toys for sale this year. Sorry!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org