Fairs seek vendors, donations


DEAR SUN SPOTS: In the Sept. 23 paper, there was an inquiry from No Name looking for craft fairs (preferably in the Oxford area). Please inform him/her that the Alden M. Gayton American Legion located at 426 Washington St. North in Auburn will be holding a craft/vendor fair on Oct. 25.

Tables are rented for $20 without electricity and $25 with electricity.

For more information, contact Nancy Ward, president of the Auxiliary, at 207-240-5827 or call the post and leave a message at 207-783-6992. Thanks. — Julie Cook, Auxiliary secretary

ANSWER: Many readers are very interested in craft fairs, and Sun Spots is glad to run announcements IF they include requests for vendors or donations.

The column’s guidelines prohibit her announcing any event unless there is a specific request, such as a search for people or things.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: There was a vendor at the Yarmouth clam festival with two troughs set up to paint your own silk scarf. I watched a little girl create a masterpiece and now wish I had gotten a card.

Google search only gave me a place in Pennsylvania. I was hoping to give this “experience” as a gift. I’m hoping you can help. Thanks. — Valerie Ouellette, [email protected]

ANSWER: Perhaps another reader will know this vendor, or someone in Maine who offers something similar.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Turner Center Universalist Church is having a craft fair and white elephant sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 8. We are located on Route 117 in Turner Center across from the Leavitt Institute building.

We will have crafts, white elephants, baked goods and lunch (soups, hot dogs, etc.) If you need to rent a table for your crafts, please call Mary at 225-3945. — Elvera Pardi, [email protected]alink.net

DEAR SUN SPOTS: St. Dominic Academy has a few openings still available for craftsmen, vendors and businesses who would like to participate in its 9th annual holiday fair on Nov. 8 at the St. Dominic Academy Auburn Campus, 121 Gracelawn Road.

For information about obtaining space for this event, please contact Heather Emery at St. Dominic Academy, 207-782-6911. We hope you decide to include our event in your busy holiday schedule! — Beth Milligan, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Rumford Seniors are having a craft fair Saturday, Nov. 8, with raffles, vendors and a 50/50 door prize.

Crafters are wanted. Tables are $15 for one or $25 for two.

We also need volunteers to help out. Call 562-7700 or 562-4225. — No Name via email

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The Nezinscot Valley holiday fair will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Buckfield Junior/Senior High School.

There will be live music throughout the day, complimentary coffee in the morning and lunch options available. 

The fair is now accepting crafters and vendors. Contact is Marcia Turcotte, 388-2173 or [email protected]

The fair, sponsored by the Nezinscot Valley Music Boosters, benefits the schools’ drama and music clubs in their yearly presentations of plays and concerts.

Thank you. — Meghan Andrews-Wright, Hartford-Sumner Elementary music director

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Esplanade is having its annual Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8. This event is open to the public, and outside crafters are welcome to participate.

Tables are limited; the cost is $15 per table. Tables will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to reserve a table is Oct. 31.

Anyone interested, please contact Dot at 740-0126 for details. — Laura Bragdon, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The University of Maine at Farmington’s annual arts and crafts show is seeking artists and crafters from across Maine interested in exhibiting their original and creative work at this open-to-the-public show.

This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington.

The UMF show serves as a rich opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted, one-of-a-kind art and gift items, clothing, hand-sewn crafts, holiday items and much more.

For more information or to book your space for the upcoming event, please call the UMF events office at 207-778-7344 or email Doris Tutlis at [email protected] — April Mulherin, UMF associate director of media relations

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