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TOWNSEND — The Townsend Historical Society’s 32nd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Townsend’s historic town common on Sept. 14 and 15. The event opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday, ending in the late afternoon.

Everyone’s invited to come and enjoy the two-day fair featuring beautiful hand-crafted products, demonstrations, live music and good food.

At least 50 artists, artisans and crafters will provide original work for visitors to view and purchase, from stained glass and woodwork, paintings and jewelry, to textiles and paper products.

Several talented vendors will offer demonstrations of their work for the public to watch.

Live music for all ages will fill the common the entire weekend, starting with “JeffJam” for younger children at 10 a.m. Saturday, and continuing through to the Townsend Military Band’s final concert for the season on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The band concert will be sponsored by Tiny’s Restaurant in Ayer, McNabb’s Pharmacy, PC Lan, and Harbor Flyfishing.

The Townsend Community Couples Club and the Townsend Historical Society will be working together, preparing and selling a variety of food from the grill for breakfast and lunch and baked treats both days.

A full schedule of times, demonstrations, locations and performances will be posted on the Common that weekend. Anyone interested in details should contact the Townsend Historical Society at 978-597-2106 or email

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