Monday, December 11, 2017

Annual Holiday Craft Fair

article by Elizabeth Marston
edited by Nick Hammond

Every year, since 2000, Massabesic holds a holiday craft fair, normally hosted at the Massabesic High School, but this year of 2017, it was held at the Waterboro Elementary School.
This was the invite spread all around Facebook to remind others about the fair

The Holiday Craft Fair has always been a great event for people to sell their crafts and spend some time looking around at all of the creative things others construct. You can find things from sock puppets to scented candles to bottle openers, each one creatively homemade.
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A booth set up by LulaRoe at the Massabesic High School (2016)

Two years ago, they set up a big jump house in the back of the gymnasium for the children to enjoy. The front of the gym was filled with booths people had paid for in order to set up their table and sell their items. In the back, they had the jump house and mats set up for karate demonstrations where children and their instructor performed what they had learned in front of large crowds. Massabesic always holds such fun, interesting events for people to enjoy themselves at!

There were so many creative crafts being sold at the fair, it is always a great chance for entrepreneurs to get their business out there, and spread it through word of mouth and business cards. Things like variety of sauces, candles shaped into creative forms such as beverages or even cupcakes, wood carvings freshly polished and perfected, a variety of crafts that the elementary students had made and were being sold at the fair for their families to take or even other families who like them, even bottle openers shaped into unique shapes were being sold, and they had fun events and activities such as face painting and cookie decorating, even craft making spots! So next year, don’t miss the fun, and go enjoy the Massabesic Craft Fair!

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