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Event Date: September 28-30


Art & Craft Festival Kicks off Foliage Season in Manchester, September 28-30


Famous New Hampshire Artist to Demonstrate at Manchester Fall Crafts Fair



When the cooler days of autumn approach,  that's when the craft festival season heats up. Craftproducers  kicks off the Fall season in Vermont with the 30th  Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival. The show  will be held September 28 through 30, 2018,  at Riley Rink on Route 7A (410 Hunter Park Rd.),  a mile and a half north of downtown Manchester,  Vermont.  It will take place inside the confines of Riley Rink and expands outdoors with array of exhibitors, the food court and. a dining tent, lending a festive mood.
The  Manchester show features 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts  and original art as well as a specialty food section. While craft shopping,  customers are delighted with great food, music, and Vermont craft beers.


Hours are 10-5 daily,  Friday through Sunday.  Adult admission is $10, but $7 on Friday. Children are free. Rain or shine-inside building and outdoors. Saturday is Health Awareness Day with MVP and its RV and staff sharing tips for a healthy lifestyle.  Free parking.  No pets,  please.


Organizer Tim Cianciola is an enthusiastic supporter of the handcraft movement in the United States. He says, "We hope is to educate more people about the importance of American craftsmen and women.  Crafts enrich our homes,  wardrobes,  offices and public spaces.  Craft work is original,  beautiful and enduring.  As one craft artist put it, "this is the creative economy!"
Besides savoring Vermont food and drink,  there are many craft demos.  Craftproducers is proud to feature  Matt Brown, currently residing in Lyme, NH and New Haven, VT, as one of its demonstrating exhibitors.  Matt explains, "I have been working the craft of color woodblock printmaking since January 1993. Self-taught in my printmaking, my pursuit in the first few years was mostly in isolation. Spending time with Japanese prints in my home, visiting Japanese prints at the homes of friends and neighbors, at museums, and through books, was largely how I learned in the early formative years."  Brown uses the hangar method: (Hangar is woodblock printing using water as a medium.) Festival goers can witness Brown at work in his booth, creating original pieces.
Complete information is available at
CONTACT:  Tim Cianciola 802-316-5019 or





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