The Craftworkers’ Guild Opens its Harvest Fair

Bedford, NH – The Craftworkers’ Guild announces this year’s Harvest Fair, which will take place online only from Thursday, October 1st through Monday, October 12th, 2020. Due to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our in-person events, and instead, people are invited to shop online at www.TheCraftworkersGuild.com. 

While our members have been sheltering at home during recent months, they have been busy making lovely things to delight our customers. Over 30 Guild member artisans and craftspeople are participating in this year’s Virtual Harvest Fair.  “As the oldest craft-related organization in New Hampshire, it has been a challenge to take our historic shop on line for the first time. We are excited to be able to share our new virtual shop with our friends and fans” says Carol Davis, president of the Craftworkers’ Guild.   Although the familiar in-person Guild Shop behind the Bedford Library is temporarily closed due to the current Covid-19 circulating in our community, it will reopen when normal operations can safely be resumed.  

The Craftworkers’ Guild is proud to offer our customers a wide variety of high quality crafts. Work presented in the Virtual Harvest Fair is juried by the Guild to maintain a high standard of unique, best quality offerings. Many items are one-of-a-kind and include seasonal décor, photography, fine art and prints, cards, gourmet treats, woodworking, fiber and fabric, sewn and knitted specialties, stained and fused glass art, mixed media, jewelry in several medias and more. 

Items purchased at the Virtual Harvest Fair will be available for curbside pick up from the historic Oliver Kendall House, 3A Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, behind the Bedford Public Library. Pick up hours will be during normal shop hours, from 10am to 5pm daily during the online event. Parking is free and plentiful. Visit our website www.craftworkersguild.org or find us on Facebook, Instagram (@craftworkersguild) or  Twitter (@craftworker) for more information and a sampling of crafts. 

About the Craftworkers’ Guild: The Craftworkers’ Guild is the oldest craft organization in New Hampshire.  As a non-profit organization, the Guild strives to bring together people who share an appreciation for handcrafts and fine art.  Promoting excellence and fostering support for the development of its members as skilled and successful artisans and craftspeople remains the Guild purpose.  Members are drawn to this opportunity to network and help enhance the understanding and enjoyment of arts and crafts in the community and region.  Seasonal shop events take place three times a year- in the spring, fall and holiday seasons.  A portion of the shop proceeds benefits the Guild’s Education fund, which offers programs open to the public, and provides grants to public schools for arts and crafts programs that enrich the curriculum.