Friday, October 8, 2010

Granville Harvest Fair

I will be in Granville, MA this weekend, setup in the Old Meeting House.  I have attended this festival many times over the years, and have enjoyed it.  I am hoping I will have time to buy some apples for applesauce, a yealy tradition!   This is the first time I will have a booth, and I'mlooking forward to it.  It will be a beautiful autumn weekend, and if you're in the area, you should come for a visit!

The 29th Annual Granville Harvest Fair will be held Columbus Day weekend.

Hours on Saturday, October 9th, are from 10am until 5pm;
Sunday October 10 from noon until 5pm and
Monday October 11th from 10am-5pm.
The Fair stretches down Route 57 for a mile from the Village School to the Old Meeting House.
Free shuttle buses run continuously between venues during the fair.


Granville Harvest Fair

Contact: Coralie Stevenson 413-357-8801

Diamond star, Grandmother's Fan, Nine Patch, Log Cabin, Star of Bethlehem, and Hit or Miss; what do these names have in common? If you guessed that they were all names of quilt designs, then you are correct. This year's Harvest Fair harkens back to the Fair's beginning in 1981 as a Quilt Show and Sale. Over 500 quilts were on display that first Columbus Day Weekend and while there won't be that many this Columbus Day there will be many to see at the Old Meeting house.

From Southwick or Springfield, you may park at the Village School and check out the many craft vendors inside; stroll down to the Town Green to taste the great food being sold there; stop at the Library to see the raffles, the Giant book sale and sample the best hot dogs in town; check out the crafters at the Federated Church; or walk down Water Street to the museum at the Old Drum Shop. The museum has expanded its tour into the factory with many new exhibits.

The Lions Club Annual Antique and Special Interest Car Show will be at the corner of Old Westfield Road and Rt 57 on Saturday from 10-4.

When you are on the Town Green, visit the Police Association booth and purchase a raffle ticket for a 2010 Ford Focus. Only 1200 tickets at $20.00 each are being sold! To purchase a ticket before the fair, call the Town Hall at 357-8585, ext. 7.

This fair has not only an abundance of great crafters and tasty food in the Village, but when you take the free Shuttle Bus up the hill to Granville Centre you will find more crafters and delicious food at Granville’s pride and joy, the 1802 Old Meeting House.

For the third year you will be greeted by a display of classic farm tractors on the lawn. These new and vintage vehicles arrive under their own power or on flatbeds. Most of these wonderful tractors are still operating in our fields today.

But as you check out the tractors, eventually your nose will direct you inside the Meeting House to partake of a slice of hot apple pie or mulled cider and homemade soups.

Have a seat and gaze up at the glorious display of magnificent handmade Quilts made by members of the Granville Quilt and Needlework Guild.

If you are coming to the Fair west from the Berkshires, park in the Town Hall/Fire House lot and start your visit across the road at Harvest Hill Farm/Granville Gallery with the wonderful work of local artists and a demonstration of the 1918 one-lung engine pressing apples for cider. Walk down to the Old Meeting House before catching the free Shuttle Bus to take you down the hill to the Village Green and School and more food crafts and goodies Granville has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you at our historic country fair.
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