Handy House Artisan Fair and Vintage Market
Posted on September 4, 2022 by Jenny ONeill
202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport MA
(Rain date Sep 18)
Handy House Artisan Fair, organized by the Westport Historical Society, showcases local craftspeople who specialize in skills and traditional crafts commonly practiced in the 18th and 19th century. This year’s fair also features a vintage market – an opportunity to pick up unusual antiques, metalware, jewelry and textiles. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Westport Bootleg BBQ.
Traditional craftsmanship is still very much alive in Westport. The Artisan Fair offers a rare opportunity to meet these craftspeople, learn about their skilled hand work and human powered technologies through hands on demonstrations. Some artisans will have their work for sale, so it will also be a chance to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping!
This event not only preserves and perpetuates knowledge about traditional crafts, but is also an opportunity for the community to reconnect to its own history, to visit the Handy House and to celebrate the special heritage of the town of Westport. The fair is supported by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America