Craft fairs

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LIVERMORE FALLS — Friends Together Peer Support and Recovery Center will hold its Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at 31 Park St. next to the fire station.

There will be crafts, a Christmas white elephant table, books, baked goods and raffles.

AUBURN — The Esplanade will have an annual Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 20 Great Falls Plaza.

FMI, table: 207-740-0126.

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MECHANIC FALLS — American Legion Post 150 will hold a craft fair and Chinese auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 41 Elm St.

There will be raffle tables, white elephant items, a bake sale and lunch available.

LIVERMORE — The Livermore Community Center Association will host its second annual Autumn Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 25 Church St.

There will be handmade gifts, including primitive decor, crafts, sewn and crocheted items, blacksmithing items, homemade dog treats, homemade lotions, Scentsy items, Christmas decor, lip balms and salves.

Baked goods will be for sale. All proceeds benefit the building’s upkeep.

FMI: 207-212-8960.

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington’s annual Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street.

Artists and crafters from across Maine, including many new artisans, will exhibit their original and creative works at this sale. All items are handcrafted by the artists and include jewelry, baby items, quilted clothing and handbags, hand-painted items, fabric landscapes, baskets, hand-knitted items, doll clothes, wooden bowls, maple syrup, greeting cards, hand-sewn crafts, country crafts, wind chimes, baked goods, jams and jellies.

FMI: 207-778-7344, [email protected]

MEXICO — The Mexico Congregational Church, UCC, the “Green Church,” will hold its annual Christmas fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

The fair will feature handmade crafts, raffles, a bake sale, a cookie walk and attic treasures.

Games and other activities will be provided for children.

Refreshments will be available.

BETHEL — There will be a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Telstar Regional High School cafeteria.

There will be crafts, a ticket auction and a LuLaRoe fundraiser.

Proceeds will benefit the Telstar Alumni Association.

FMI: 207-875-3335.

PARIS — Maine Veterans’ Homes will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 477 High St.

There will be a refreshment table.

FMI: 207-743-5723.

MINOT — The Minot United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the corner of Route 121 and Empire Road.

There will be crafts, including knit goods and holiday decorations, home-baked foods, a white elephant table, silent auctions and door prizes.

Lunch, including homemade fish or corn chowder, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs or vegetarian chili, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AUBURN — Barker Mill Arms will hold its Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Community Room at 143 Mill St.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, food baskets and door prizes.

The kitchen will be serving doughnuts and coffee in the morning, as well as lunch items.

JAY — The Spruce Mountain High School junior class will host its sixth annual Christmas Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Spruce Mountain High School.

There will be free admission, popcorn and cider.

The junior class will sell themed raffle baskets it has compiled from each homeroom, such as a Movie Night, Thanksgiving basket and Day Spa. Students will also sell concessions, serve popcorn, provide face-painting and help crafters put up and take down their booths.

There will be more than 30 vendors selling items like jewelry, homemade jellies and jams, quilted items, hand-painted wooden signs, Christmas ornaments, mittens, sweaters and baked goods.

FMI: facebook.com/SpruceMountainMiddleSchoolCraftFair/.

RUMFORD — American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 24 will have a Craft and Food Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Legion.

A bake sale table will be available. Breakfast items and coffee will be served for a fee.

The American Legion Auxiliary supports veterans programs and local youths by supporting Girls State and by providing scholarships.

FMI: 207-369-9053.

HARRISON — The Bolsters Mills Ladies Guild will hold its annual Bayberry Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church on Bolsters Mills Road.

Crafts will be upstairs and downstairs, and feature work from artisans and crafters such as knitted items, jewelry, pottery, decorated duck eggs, Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts and baked goods.

Refreshments and lunch will be served throughout the fair.

MECHANIC FALLS — The Elm Street School Parent Teacher Organization will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Elm Street School, 129 Elm St.

Proceeds will go toward a new addition to the school’s playground.

POLAND — Poland PTA will host a craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Poland Elementary School on Route 26.

DIXFIELD — American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 100 will host a craft and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Featured will be baked goods, candles, placemats, napkins, jewelry, beaded art, machine embroidery items and quilts.

Auxiliary cook books will be for sale. There will be a 50/50 drawing. Chances will be available for a wooden flag picture, crocheted afghan and a painted wooden bench.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.

FMI: 207-514-0375, 207-357-1062.

LEWISTON — Lewiston Elks will hold a fall vendor fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Lodge.

Multiple vendors will be there to display their products, and there will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing and refreshments.

A future fair will be held Sunday, Dec. 11.

LEWISTON — The Pause for Pets Craft and Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Ramada Inn. The fair is a fundraiser for the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society.

Pause for Pets began in April 2011 and is coordinated by Lauren Odiorne and Shannon Vishe of Lewiston. Two fairs are held each year. The last fair, held in April, raised $3,074 for the shelter.

More than 50 vendors will be attending and offering a variety of products and handmade crafts. The fair has free admission and door prizes, in addition to a paid raffle with prizes donated by vendors.

Volunteers and staff will be on hand to discuss the shelter’s programs and services, including spay and neuter assistance for area residents. Donations of pet food, litter, toys, cleaning supplies and other essential items will be collected throughout the event.

There will also be volunteers from CERT/CART there to discuss emergency preparedness for area residents and pet owners.

FMI: 207-783-2311, [email protected]

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