DEAR SUN SPOTS: I was wondering if there is anyone in the area who takes hand-knitted items on consignment. Thank you. — [email protected]

ANSWER: Sun Spots has one consignment store in her Rolodex — Maine Vintage & Consignment at 18 Main St., Lisbon Falls, www.mainevintageconsignment.com, 353-2216. She does not know what they accept. 

With craft season in full swing, you might also consider renting a table at a fair. And many crafters use etsy.com to sell their items.

Perhaps crafty readers will have additional suggestions.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Using your ever many amazing powers of assistance, I was hoping you could list some upcoming crafts fairs in the Mechanic Falls, Minot, and Auburn areas as well as their contact person. Thank you, O Great One! — Stacia Cordwell, [email protected]

ANSWER: “O Great One” is a bit of an exaggeration, especially when Sun Spots so often relies on readers for answers, as in this case. For you, and the following writer, she has provided what information she has been sent so far.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know where I could find list of a few craft fairs in the Lewiston-Auburn area? I am new to crafting and wish to try my hand at craft fairs during the holiday season. (It will make winter seem not so long, too). Thank you. — B Lafrance, [email protected]

ANSWER: Sun Spots does not know of any one place where all craft fairs are listed. The Sun Journal publishes those submitted to the newspaper in Connections or Check It Out, which are usually on Page B3. Another media source is the Community Calendar (under Events) at MPBN.net.

There are several websites for crafters, including www.mainecrafts.org, www.craftsinmaine.com,www.mainecraftsguild.com and www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com.

Sun Spots only publishes information about craft shows when organizers are looking for donations or renting tables.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The seventh annual Saint Dominic Academy holiday festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

If you would you like your business, craft or products to be seen by hundreds of people, come to our well-attended and well-publicized event! Event is open to the public.

St. Dominic Academy campus is at 121 Gracelawn Road in Auburn. To obtain space for this event, please call 782-6911. Space is limited. First come, first served.

We hope you decide to include our event in your busy holiday schedule. Please also pass the word to any friends who may be interested in participating as a vendor. — Laurie Servidio, [email protected]

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Preparations are being made for the Homemade for the Holidays Fair to be held at the Rumford United Methodist Church, 455 Linnell St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The women’s group has been holding workshops for making the variety of products found at the fair every year.

If anyone has music CDs, movie DVDs, puzzles or books on tape to donate, please call Kathy at 392-1285. — No Name via email

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Esplanade is having its annual Christmas craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 3. This event is open to the public, and outside crafters are welcome to participate.

Tables are limited, and the cost is $10 per table. Anyone interested, please contact Sharon at 783-6910 for details. Tables will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to reserve a table is Oct. 26. — Laura via email

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The West Paris Fire Auxiliary is looking for crafters and vendors for our Dec. 1 craft fair at Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 674-5890. — No Name, West Paris

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