Kittery church holds centennial Christmas Fair

KITTERY POINT, Maine — Craft fairs come and go and only a few make it for the long haul, year after year.

churchOne longtime craft fair, the New Castle Village Christmas Fair is on Saturday, Dec. 3 for its 70th year. The other is the First Congregational Church of Kittery Point, which will host its 100th Christmas Craft fair on Friday, Dec. 2 from 3 to 8 p.m.

The fair itself is held in the church’s Parish Hall located on the grounds of the church. Inside will be many crafts and handmade items that have been staples throughout the fair’s history. There will also be Christmas-themed crafts, wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments, handmade doll clothes, knit wear antiques and collectibles, jewelry, canned goods, baked goods and candies. Each year these products are made from a dedicated group of sewers, knitters, cooks, bakers and artists.

The money generated from the sales of the fair are used to support local, regional and national mission projects, like Fair Tide’s housing program for homeless individuals and families, End 68 Hours of Hunger, Fuel and More, Footprints Food Pantry, Table of Plenty, York Hospice and Seafarer’s Society. They also sponsor a yearly Traip Academy scholarship.

There is no admission charge for the event at 23 Pepperrell Road in Kittery Point.