’Tis the Season!



Some holiday craft fairs coming up in and around Hancock County. Check The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander’s online calendar for more fairs as they get posted at downeastmaine.com/calendar/events/category/events/.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Black Friday at Ellsworth’s Maine Coast Mall (225 High St.) featuring 65 vendors held in the mall’s hallway. Holiday Crafts Pop-Up booths will be open Dec. 1-24 in the halls as well as inside a store space.

Nov. 29-Dec. 28. Heart of Ellsworth’s Holiday Marketplace will be held in the J&B Atlantic building (142 Main St.) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 23 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 24. For more info, visit heartofellsworth.org.

Nov. 29-30. Ella Lewis Craft Fair at Ella Lewis School in Steuben. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Chinese auction and more than 30 crafters.

Nov. 30. Bib & Tucker’s 2nd Christmas Shopapolooza at the Christian Ridge Church (53 Christian Ridge Road, Ellsworth) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will display their creations and food will be available. Santa will put in an appearance. 812-5555, [email protected]

Nov. 30. Christmas Wreath and Craft Sale at Old Surry Village School (13 Newbury Neck Road, Surry) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maine wreaths of various sizes and holiday gifts made by local crafters. 479-4699.

Dec. 5. Peninsula School PTC’s Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Chinese Auction 4-8 p.m. in the renovated Winter Harbor gym (School Street). Drawing for the Chinese auction at 7 p.m.

Dec. 6-7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Island Arts Association’s 45th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel in Bar Harbor.

Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Alpha Rho sorority chapter’s holiday craft fair, featuring a wide range of goods from Kristin Wilbur’s Maude’s Milk Soap to original artwork, at Ellsworth City Hall. The sorority serves lunch. Proceeds fund scholarships for college-bound students. 479-4916.

Dec. 7, Bay School Winter Faire, Blue Hill (17 Bay School Drive). Featuring 20 juried craft artists, a silent auction, farmers market, children’s activities, singing and a bonfire. 374-2187.

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