The following was submitted by Brookfield Museum and Historical Society Publicity Director Gene Roberts.
Susan Murphy and Stacey Olszewki, chairperson and show coordinator of this year’s 22nd Annual Festival of Crafts in Brookfield, will be on hand along with more than 60 juried vendors whose items will be on sale during the much anticipated event.
The Festival, sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Whisconier Middle School gymnasiums located on West Whisconier Road off of Route 25 in Brookfield. The scheduled time is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“The upcoming crafts festival will feature a number of new exhibitors, many from the surrounding area,” Olszewskisaid. “In these trying economic times the mostly hand made crafts will provide the buyers with a unique opportunity to purchase, truly, one of a kind gifts, at reasonable prices.”
The Festival of Crafts has grown to be one of the largest and most successful pre-holiday sales events of its kind throughout the northeast region of the state.
Among the many item for sale this year are jewelry, decorative pieces, folk art, personal grooming articles, soaps, soft sculptures, clothing, baskets, handbags, candles, assorted holiday treasures, edible delicacies, wood crafts, pet items and a host of diverse choices that can be bought as gifts or for home use.
There will also be face painting for the children and a food court available for visitors to purchase soup, sandwiches, snacks and drinks so they can shop and feed the kids at the same time.
Admission for adults is $5 or $4 with a coupon that will appear in the Danbury regional papers and on the Brookfield Historical Society website. Children 12 and under enter free.
For more information and admission discount coupons, visitors are encouraged log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org or call 203-740-8140.
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