League of NH Craftsmen's Fair opens with new event for hardcore collectors
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | July 30. 2014 11:37PM
Siiri Grubb, a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and co-owner of Sally Bags, was one of the emerging artists that participated for the first time at last year's fair and will be participating this year. The annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair is a showcase the latest handcrafted work by the juried members of the League. (Courtesy)
The “Collectors Sprint” will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, only. Guests pay $50 to enter the fair at 9 a.m., an hour before it officially opens, and have exclusive access to one-of-a-kind pieces they may be seeking, said Susie Lowe-Stockwell, executive director of the League. The fair opens to the public at 10 a.m.
“Our craftsmen have been encouraging us to do this, so we’re trying it out,” Lowe-Stockwell said. “It’s a chance to see what’s new and be the first to be able to purchase that brand new item.”
“We have roving magicians and jugglers and just wonderful things happening all over the fairgrounds,” Susie Lowe-Stockwell said.
The fair starts Saturday, Aug. 2, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, rain or shine. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, active duty military, and groups of 20 or more. Admission is free for children 12 and under. A ticket includes admission to all exhibitions and demonstrations. Tickets can be purchased at www.nhcrafts.org.