If the long winter season keeps you huddled inside your home, longing for sunshine, warm air and a glimpse of friends from neighboring towns, then the annual Sherborn Arts and Crafts Fair will certainly be a welcome event.
This year’s fair, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., promises unique arts and crafts, beautiful plants, fun family and children’s activities, book sales, yummy food, live music, and raffles.
The event is located on the grounds of the Sherborn Library, Sherborn Community Center and the Unitarian Universalist Area Church. It is a day to look forward to—families, friends, artisans, crafters and community groups from Sherborn and surrounding towns, joining together for a festive spring day.
The Sherborn Arts & Crafts Fair, which is organized and run by the Friends of the Sherborn Library, began as an annual event 39 years ago, in 1972. It has grown into a highly anticipated event that typically draws an average of 90 to 100 local artisans and crafters, all eager to display their creations.
Scheduled for the day before Mother’s Day, the fair is certain to offer unique suggestions for those who want to find the perfect gift for themselves or a special mother in their life.
The Arts & Crafts Fair will also provide you with an opportunity to jump-start your garden with its beloved Plant Sale where a wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants donated from local nurseries, as well as many of Sherborn’s finest gardeners, are sold at unbeatable prices.
If you are interested in donating plants to this year’s sale, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The fair also hosts the Boggastow Garden Club, which sells a selection of geraniums.
Once you’ve perused the arts and plants booths, you can stop by any of a number of community booths, which in the past have provided a great venue for local organizations and students to share information with and raise funds from neighbors and supporters.
You can’t leave the Sherborn Arts & Crafts Fair without spending time in the family and food area, which is prominently marked by an enormous children’s bouncy house that is graciously sponsored each year by the Sherborn Community Center. In the UUAC and Sherborn Community Center area, kids and families will find games, face-painting (10 a.m. –noon), cotton candy, live music and food at the food tent. The Sherborn Fire Department will also be on-site to show off one of their vehicles.
Of course, this library fundraiser wouldn’t be complete without raffle prizes and a selection of books from the Book Cellar.
Admission is free. Parking will be available at St. Theresa’s Church during the entire event, as well as at Pilgrim Church.