Mount Sunapee ready for Craftsmen’s Fair

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The League of NH Craftsmen will host the 86th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair Saturday, August 3, to the Sunday, August 11, at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH. As the state’s premier summertime event – and one of the oldest craft fairs in the nation – fair attendees can learn about unique craft techniques during daily demonstrations. Pictured above, Garry Kalajian from Ararat Forge of Bradford, NH demonstrates how he makes hand-forged hardware. (courtesy photo)

CONCORD, N.H. – The League of NH Craftsmen have announced that this year’s Annual Craftsmen’s Fair will take place from Saturday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H.

Now in its 86th year, the summertime event is one of the oldest craft fairs in the nation, with more than 25,000 visitors on hand to enjoy the work of hundreds of the League’s juried craftsmen, unique live demonstrations, one-of-a-kind crafts, innovative exhibitions, delicious food and live bands.

“This is more than a shopping experience, it’s an opportunity to explore the world of fine craft making,” said Miriam Carter, Executive Director of the League of NH Craftsmen. “As a statewide arts organization and nonprofit, this is our yearly opportunity to celebrate our members and their extraordinary talent.”

Visitors will be excited to see the Fair’s newest presentation Art, Craft & Design: The Exhibition; its visual experience is the perfect way to explore ideas for using fine craft in everyday life. In the Sculpture Garden, visitors will discover how to incorporate fine craft with plantings in their own gardens.

Admission costs $15 for adults; discounted rates for seniors, veterans, active duty military and large groups. Pets not allowed other than service animals. Children 12 and under can attend for free.

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