Holiday fair in Wallingford


Church Fair

Cheshire’s First Congregational Church Christmas Fair is back for 2021. It will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, on the Green in the center of Cheshire.

Many of the fair’s beloved attractions will return: the gift basket raffle, cookie walk, poinsettias, handcrafted items, and “treasure jars” for children. The church’s signature item, homemade corn chowder, will also be sold, but for takeout only. Masks will be required for all those attending. Some features formerly held in smaller rooms will not be part of this year’s fair: “Granny’s Attic,” the Treasure Room, and the jewelry sale. All are welcome to get in the holiday spirit by stopping by. Parking is available behind the church.

Winter Festival

This year, on Saturday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the 8th annual Winter Festival at Cheshire High School, in the cafeteria and commons. We are partnered with the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation and all of our proceeds go right back into this charitable memorial foundation. The Ryan T. Lee Memorial Foundation was established after one of our beloved faculty members, Daniel Lee, lost his son Ryan Lee in a fatal car accident.

This year new featured sections will include crafts, music, face painting, games, prizes, pictures with Santa, and more, all for the affordable price of $10 per family. We also offer a concession stand with items to enjoy at separate costs from admissions. Many clubs, athletic teams, and other groups have joined us this year in our mission. Our rain/snow dates include Sunday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 18.


Holiday Fair

A Holiday Fair will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 328 Paddock Ave. Festivities include: outdoor carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a cookie walk, crafts, Christmas shop, kids shopping table, baskets and an up-cycle boutique.

If weather is agreeable some festivities will take place outside. Come find a unique gift and get your Christmas cookies.


Crafters Needed

Crafters wanted for holiday craft fair at the Southington Library on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reserve a table to sell your already crafted handmade items. Each item for sale must be priced $5 or under. All items must be made by, or intended for, children 12 years of age or younger. There are no fees to reserve a table. For more information, contact the Children’s Department at 860-628-0947 ext. 3. 

North Haven

Virtual Fair

Again this year, North Haven Congregational Church New England Virtual Fair will take place online. All items will be pictured, with prices, on the church’s website: There will be a variety of things, including nearly new, Christmas decorations, hand-made items and, of course, our fabulous cookies, pies, cakes, breads, and other baked goods. Cookies will be sold in half-dozen bags. NOTE: these are traditional home-baked goods (prepared in home kitchens) and have not been inspected by federal, state, or local agencies. May contain allergens. The last day orders will be taken for baked goods is Saturday, Dec. 4.

The Fair begins Nov. 29 and ends Dec. 8. Check the website and place your orders; items are limited in quantity. Orders must be paid in advance of pick up on Dec. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Payment can be made online or by checks payable to Women’s Fellowship. Any orders not picked up will be forfeited. No refunds! Wear your mask at pick up.

PlainvilleHoliday Craft and Vendor Fair will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wheeler YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave. BristolThe Bristol Garden Club is hosting a Holly Day Boutiques on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Hand made wreaths, swags, center pieces, and cemetary boxes will be available for purchase.  All proceeds will benefit the community work of the Bristol Garden Club.

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