Thirty five craftsmen from Fall River will be among the two hundred crafters who will participate in the Forty First Annual Christmas Crafts Fair at Durfee High School in Fall River on December 2 and 3.
Sponsored by the Fall River Scholarship Foundation the Fair is open to the public from 10 am until 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There is free admission and parking adjacent to the field house which is handicap accessible.
James Rogers, founder and chairman, noted that the Fair has become a traditional holiday event which continues to maintain its original purpose of providing a showcase setting where area craftsmen may display and sell their work.
The Christmas Craft Fair has grown into the largest event of its kind in southern New England. The two day event attracts more than 10,000 people from throughout the area.
There will be over 200 craftsmen from throughout New England showing their work. More than twenty categories of crafts including ceramics, pottery, painting, photography and floral design will be featured. All items on display are handmade.
Proceeds from the Fair will go to the Fall River Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to deserving Fall River students in their pursuit of a higher education.