HARVARD — Everything is in place for Fruitlands Museum’s 5th annual Craft Festival held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27, where over 40 high-quality crafters will be displaying their handwork.
Crafts include handmade ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, woodworking, glassmaking, photography, metalwork and more.
Fruitlands was originally the home of the Alcotts and Lanes (1843) in what had been planned to become a Utopian community. The experiment failed and in 1914, these 210 acres with majestic mountain views were purchased by Clara Endicott Sears and transformed into what is today a campus for world-class displays of Hudson River Art, American Indian artifacts and Shaker furnishings, memorabilia, crafts and documents.
Some of the festival’s crafters include coil design pottery from Jim Irvine, silver jewelry creations from Celeste Friend and hand-woven clothing from Linda Williams.
The Summertime Quartet will be playing jazz tunes and the Lions Club will be offering burgers and refreshments.
The admission for this event is $10 with children and members enjoying a reduced price. Admission provides entrance to the museum and grounds as well as the craft fair. The café will be in full swing, available only to those who pay admission for this event. Reservations are taken for six or more, and the café will be busy so plan ahead.
This tented event will be held regardless of the weather.
Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, 978-456-3924, www.fruitlands.org.