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Annual Artisan Fair in Redding on September 28

 
We would like to welcome you to our Annual Artisan Fair on Saturday, September 28, 2019, featuring Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, held at the First Church of Christ Congregational in historic Redding Center, Connecticut. Fair hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free, making this an affordable family fun day. There will be something to do for everyone!
 
Our world class TAG sale will be open at 9:00 AM to those "tag sale junkies" that wish to have first shot at the treasures that wait within. There will be a small fee of $5 to take advantage of this opportunity. People love this huge tag sale in our Fellowship Hall. (click here for donation guidelines) . In addition we have an incredible Jewelery Boutique, featuring many unique jewelery pieces along with an eclectic colection of scarves, hats, etc., and "The Studio" with vintage and antique treasures for your home, which will also open early.

Since 1982, First Church has put its best foot forward to provide our community with an event to welcome in the fall season. We hope to do the same this year. Enjoy a piece of fresh-baked apple pie or a cup of Congregational soup poured out straight from the kettle. Purchase pumpkins, mums, and cornstalks while listening to area bands play familiar tunes. Stroll with your cotton candy or popcorn as you admire the works of more than 40 artisans (see slide show below to see some of their works) and take home your favorite pieces. Or sit and relax while you eat a delicious grilled burger, hot dog, sausage & pepper, fries, or veggie burger served up to order along with a cold drink by our men's group.

We have a whole gated area for children's activities featuring games, face painting, pumpkin painting, and sand art. There will be an afternoon magician show and a morning strolling balloon artist to entertain children of all ages. 

Music will be provided throughout the day by Long Story Short, who perform a mix of soulful originals and acoustic covers by a wide range of artists including Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye and Shawn Colvin. Singer/songwriter/guitarists Nancy Burger and Scott Weber deliver tight harmonies and musicianship as they reinterpret popular tunes and share stories through their original songs. Scott and Nancy will be joined by guest guitarist John Taylor.

For directions to the church click here.  NOTE - For PARKING  for the Fair please go to Redding Elementary School at 33 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06896. A convenient shuttle bus (2 minute ride) will take you to the Church grounds where the Fair is, as parking is very limited there. 

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

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