Holiday Craft Markets

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Name: Holiday Craft Markets
Date: November 16, 2017 - November 19, 2017
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Ridgefield Launches Holiday Season With Four Artful Markets
In what has become a much-anticipated tradition, the picturesque village of Ridgefield begins the holiday season the week before Thanksgiving with the opening of four holiday markets: ARTique 2017, Lounsbury House Tree Festival, the Guild of Artists’ Festive Home and the Ridgefield Women’s Club Craft Fair.   At each market visitors can enter a drawing for a $100 Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificate.

ARTique 2017 gets under way Thursday, November 16, with an opening night reception and sale, complete with music and refreshments, from 6:30-8:30 at St. Stephen’s Church, 351 Main St.  This popular art boutique will exhibit works in clay in a range of styles by members of Connecticut Clay Artists ( and objects by guest artists in other media (including fused glass, weaving, forged iron, leather, wood, photography, jewelry and silks). ARTique continues November 17-18 from 10-5.  Admission: no charge

The 18th biennial Festival of Trees (, at the Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main St., opens with a Preview Party the evening of Thursday, Nov. 16 (7 p.m., $50 per person, by reservation). The historic mansion will be adorned with creatively decorated Christmas trees, almost all available for purchase.  All proceeds benefit the Community Center.  Hours: Nov. 17, 10-8; Nov. 18, 10-5; Nov. 19–11-4. Admission: General public -$10; seniors -$5; children ages 6 to 12 - $3.

Ridgefield Guild of Artists ( presents its 13th Annual Festive Home, which opens  with a Preview Party on Friday, November 17, from 6-8:30, at 34 Halpin Lane.  Be the first to see the holiday showcase and enjoy a celebration with delicious nibbles, holiday cocktails, music, and more.  Admission is $20.  Festive Home continues with free admission November 18–December 23, Tuesdays – Sundays, with extended shopping hours, 11–5.  It is closed November 22-23 for Thanksgiving. The space is also available during the run of the event for holiday gatherings. 

Ridgefield Woman’s Club 47th Annual Craft Fair ( takes place Saturday, November 18, 10-4, East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road.  This juried craft show features  100 vendors and their handmade or hand-embellished crafts, including pet and children gifts, food gifts, home décor, holiday gifts, knits/quilts, jewelry, pottery, and much more. Refreshments and light lunch are available for purchase.  The Ridgefield Women’s Club designates all proceeds to support local scholarships and community programs. Admission: $8; children under 12 – no charge. 
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