A WORD FROM THE FAIR CHAIR
Last year, like the Phoenix, our historic Mt. Washington Church Fair ’21 rose from the ashes of the pandemic and gleaned a near-record profit of over $21,000.00, the bulk of which supported a variety of charities, secular and religious, international, national and local. A couple of examples: American Jewish World Service, Catholic Charities U.S.A., UCC’s One Great Hour of Sharing; Heifer International, Doctors without Borders; Oxfam America; Fairview Hospital, Southern Berkshire Ambulance Squad.
Now, vaxxed, boosted, and re-boosted, we gratefully Celebrate the New Normal with Fair ’22 – an adaptive return to our pre-Covid “normal”. Our New Normal includes the raffle of another in our long tradition of spectacular Mt. Washington-created quilts, “Wildflowers of Mt. Washington”. Check the photo on this site. Purchase chances for it on this website until Aug. 4, then in person at the Fair, Aug. 6. (Shipping can be arranged if you’re more than 100 miles from us.)
On Fair Day, buy chances on our Hospitality Raffle – gift certificates to local fine dining places. Get a free Door Prize chance when you arrive and possibly win a cool prize. Bid on an amazing array of Silent Auction items, including fine art. Eat to your stomach’s content: grilled items, corn, salad, funnel-cakes, eye-popping desserts, and soft drinks, under our tents at comfy tables. Bring some homemade jams and preserves home; grab ‘n’ go treats like cookies and brownies; and fun Mt. Washington souvenirs, including tea towels illustrated with dancing bears at the Mt. Washington Goods table. More swag’s to be had at the nifty T-shirt table: Mt. Washington t-shirts, sweats, and more. Longtime hit Second Hand Rose offers vintage and “gently used” fashion for fashionistas and just plain folks – there’s even a screened try-on space. Incredible deals on amazing duds! At the Jewelry Table accessorize your fashion purchases.
Start holiday shopping early! Your giftees will love Arts & Artisans’ stitched, painted, carved, photo’ed treasures. The White Elephant Tent, Mother of all Flea Market/Tag Sales, has something for everyone, including brand new items; an astonishing array of household goods, collectibles, used books, and even antiques (or nearly).
In the “Kids’ Neighborhood”, the Nature Art Table provides blossoming artists opportunity to create masterpieces to take home. Andrew the Twister – balloon animal maker – returns. We welcome local performer/composer Steve Adams, who’ll keep our spirits high and feet a-tapping.
We mourn the loss of our longtime musician-friend-neighbor Sandy Lord, of Sandy and Sandy, and will pay tribute to him on Fair Day.
Please join us at our old-fashioned, friendly country Fair, which brings people together for a good cause. We look forward to greeting you, our guests. We hope you find as much delight in attending the Fair as we all have producing it for you. Celebrate with us the New Normal! See you on the 6th from 10AM to 3PM! (But, please, much as we love them, leave canine family members home! Thank you!)
Lila Wilkinson, Chair, 2022 Mt. Washington Church Fair
From cutting boards to homemade jams, there's something for everyone here!
Pies, fresh corn, and much more to satisfy your Fair Day cravings!
Bid on a range of carefully curated items!
Clothing emblazoned with Mount Washington insignia.
ARTS & ARTISANS
Locally handmade goods, created with love & care.