Handy House Artisan Fair and Vintage Market

Date: September 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm

Handy House Artisan Fair and Vintage Market

10 AM – 3 PM

202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport MA

SUNDAY September 17, 2023

Please take note of the new date of SUNDAY SEP 17!

The 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 an expanded vintage and antiques market  – an opportunity to pick up unusual antiques, metalware, jewelry and textiles.

Artisans and crafts include: blacksmithing, rug braiding, pottery, woodworking, and scrimshaw. Meet some authors of local history books, enjoy tasty johnnycakes and traditional music, and chat with Ruth and Abby, the 1850s Ladies. New for this year is Collectors Corner, showcasing some unique local collections and collectors! And for families, the fair offers special crafts for kids!

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. Contact Westport Historical Society for information 508 636 6011,

The Artisan Fair is supported by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Festivals and Projects Program