Dear Sun Spots: I make an item I would like to sell at upcoming fairs and bazaars. I am looking for a table that I could rent or buy at these one-day events. Could Sun Spots locate these fall or Christmas fairs around the Portland/ Auburn/ Lewiston area and publish them, along with the cost per table? Thank you. – D.A., Durham.

Answer: For more on fairs, check out www.newenglandcraftfairs.com/maine-craft-fairs.html. According to Lois Taylor, the price for an 8-foot space is $100 because, since 9/11, the cost for security and insurance has risen out of sight.

Sun Spots would encourage you to also watch out for church fairs, which often offer tables for about $10-$15 rental.

In addition, Sun Spots would encourage churches locally and in the regions to contact the column with any upcoming fairs/craft fairs where this reader, and others interested in selling their creative works, could rent a table for a reasonable amount.

Upcoming fairs include:

21st annual Christmas Craft Show, Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. (next to Lewiston Middle School), Lewiston, ME 04240. Oct. 2 and 3, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Freeport Collage of Crafts, Freeport High School, Holbrook Street (off Main Street, across from Town Hall), Freeport, ME 04032. Oct. 9 and 10, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Christmas Craft Show, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Interstate 95 and, traveling from the south, take exit 112A, (across from Burger King) Augusta, ME 04330. Oct. 16 and 17, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annual Christmas Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave. (off Forest Avenue and Brighton Avenue), Portland, ME 04103. Oct. 23 and 24, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

24th annual Christmas Craft Show, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Interstate 95 and, traveling from the south, take exit 112A (across from Burger King), Augusta, ME 04330. Oct. 30 and 31, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20th annual Christmas in New England Craft Show, Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. (next to Lewiston Middle School), Lewiston, ME 04240. Nov. 6 and 7, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seventh annual Early Bird Holiday Craft Show, Danversport Yacht Club, Harborview Ballroom, Route 62, 161 Elliott St. (off Route 128, exit 22), Danvers, MA 01923, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

12th annual Christmas Craft Show and Food Fair, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Interstate 95 and, traveling from the south, take exit 112A (across from Burger King), Augusta, ME 04330, Nov. 13 and 14, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

22nd annual Christmas Crafts Show, Bangor Civic Center/Auditorium, Interstate 395, exit 3, Bass Park, 100 Dutton St., Bangor, ME 04401, Nov. 20 and 21, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20th annual Christmas in New England Craft Show, Augusta Civic Center (Thanksgiving weekend), Interstate 95 and, traveling from the south, take exit 112A, Augusta, ME 04330, Nov. 27 and 28, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13th annual Christmas Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME 04103, Dec. 11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13th annual Last Minute Christmas Craft Show & Food Fair, Augusta Armory, 195 Western Ave., Route 202, Interstate 95 and, traveling from the south, take exit 112A, Augusta, ME 04330, Dec. 18 and 19, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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