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Jumpstart Your Holiday Shopping with NH Open Doors

The annual weekend fair from the League of NH Craftsmen invites you to get in the car, grab a map, and chart a course to the best art and culture destinations around the state.
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  • Currier After Hours: Holiday Extravaganza


    If you're looking for a change of pace from standard craft fairs, give this sophisticated soiree a try. In addition to shopping the regional...

  • Gallery Reception: Handmade Art for the Holidays


    Join Studio 550 for a celebration of handmade art. This is a side-by-side exhibit of the studio's 4th Annual Cup Sale and the 14th Annual...

  • Thorntons Ferry School's 35th Annual Craft Fair


    Come one, come all to Thorntons Ferry Elementary School's 35th Annual Craft Fair! In addition to the fair, this family-friendly event...

  • Arts and Craft Fair


    Chichester Central School PTO presents an Arts and Craft Fair. With 40 talented vendors, this is a great way to start your holiday shopping.

  • 11th Annual Craft Fair


    Pay a visit this fall to the 11th Annual Craft Fair to benefit hospice care at Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. The fair offers something for...

  • Holiday Open House & Kitty Angels Weekend


    Treasures Antiques, Collectables & MORE will be hosting their 25th Annual Holiday Open House and Kitty Angels fall fundraising weekend on...

  • Bedford Handmade Fair


    The Bedford High School Handmade Fair is a celebration of local artists and artisans. Get your start on the shopping season and support locally...

  • Christmas at the Brook


    Be the envy of gift givers everywhere by taking part in the time-honored tradition of the New England craft fair, Christmas at the Brook. Snap up...

  • Christmas Fair at United Church


    The annual Christmas Fair will be held at the United Church of Penacook on November 12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Women’s Guild and outside...

  • 2nd Annual Craft/Vendor Fair


    Following the success of their first craft/vendor fair, Revolution Church presents a second fair. There will be no duplicate vendors, so you will...

  • Seacoast Artisans' 17th Annual Fine Arts & Craft Show


    Enjoy the Seacoast Artisans' 17th Annual Holiday Fine Arts amd Craft Show on Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show's...

  • Craft Fair and Holiday Fun Day


    The Craft Fair & Holiday Fun Day is a free public event that includes products from over 90 crafters in addition to vendors and area...

  • Studio 550's 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Market


    Make it a handmade holiday with Studio 550’s 4th Annual Handmade Holiday Market on November 19. There will be a curated collection of...

  • VFW Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar


    The VFW Post 5613 Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar on November 26 at the VFW Hall on Hathorn Road (off Route 202) in Jaffrey....

  • 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair


    Save the date! The 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair hosted by Team TuTas will be November 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua. The event...

  • 70th New Castle Village Christmas Fair


    This is the 70th year that the tiny island community of New Castle has held a Christmas Fair! You won’t want to miss this one. To...

  • Spectacular Holiday Fair


    The Webster at Rye Holiday Fair features unique artisans and crafts along with a holiday cookie walk, raffle and lunch cafe. If you're...

  • Holiday Fair


    Vendors are wanted for a Holiday Fair on December 3 in Nashua. The Holiday Fair will include numerous vendors, face painting, food, raffles and...

  • Holiday Craft Fair


    Russell Elementary School's Annual Holiday Craft Fair features local artists and vendors  Come enjoy some time with friends and get an...

  • 27th Annual Christmas In Strafford


    In case the event is new to you, Christmas in Strafford is a time when the local artisans and craftspeople of Strafford, NH (and friends)...

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