Already Planning Your Summer Vacation to NH?

“I am making vacation plans now and would like the dates of the 2011 Craftmen’s Fair at Mt. Sunapee,” asked Myra in a message to Sunapee News. Hi, Myra: The 78th New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair will run August 6 – 14 (2011) at Mount Sunapee State Park in Newbury, NH.

NH’s Craftsmen Fair is considered one of the première crafts fairs in the country, and it’s held right here, in the heart of the Lake Sunapee region. It’s also the oldest crafts fair in the country showcasing an array of traditional and contemporary crafts, the work of juried members of the League of NH Craftsmen.

A little history: The League began in 1932; the Fair began in 1933. The first fair held in Crawford Notch was a big success with sales of $2,698! The Fair then moved to the Hancock, and through the years to other locations: the UNH Field House in Durham, Holderness School in Plymouth, Dartmouth College in Hanover, the Belknap Recreation Center in Gilford (1948-1960), and Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro (1962). The Fair came to Mount Sunapee in 1964.

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