Here is this year’s edition of holiday fairs, suppers and bazaars coming to The Sun Chronicle area over the next several months. The list is a combination of submissions by the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative and other organizations in the area. Space allowing, it will be run in subsequent GO pages in the weeks to come, though not in its entirety and without the map.
Norton Historical Society, 18 West Main St., Norton. Flea market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors welcome, charge $20. Bring your own tables. Call 508-285-7070 to reserve.
Saint Mary’s Mansfield, 330 Pratt St., Mansfield. SeptemberFest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (rain or shine). BBQ, ice cream, popcorn, chance to win prizes, animal petting zoo, pony rides, antique car show, children’s games, train ride, craft and book fair.
First Congregational Church, UCC (Oldtown Church), 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro. Pot roast supper. $13 adults, $4 for children. Reservations: 508-212-4774.
September 28 & 29
St. Mark’s Parish, 105 Stanley St., Attleboro Falls. Fall Festival, Friday, 5:30-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Chowder and clam cakes, Italian specialties, homemade pastries, ice cream sundaes. $3,500 in cash raffles, silent auction, themed raffle baskets. Country Store, What-Not-Shoppe, religious articles booth, book room.
Attleboro Elks 1014, 887 South Main St., Attleboro. Fall Craft Fair, 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. Free admission, kitchen open. Tables: $25. More info: Karen, 401-440-3030; Linda, 508-271-5060.
September 30 to October 31
First United Methodist Church, 20 Hoppin Hill Ave., North Attleboro. 12th annual First UMC annual pumpkin patch, Sundays to Fridays, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pick pumpkin on front lawn and support church’s outreach mission.
Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Supper in newly renovated space, 4:30 p.m. Raffles also available. Grace Country Store with hand-crafted ornaments, hand-crafted knitted gifts, canned jams, jellies, relishes and oils, baked goods and confections. More info: gracechurchna.com, 508-695-5471, email email@example.com.
Plainville United Methodist Church, 16 East Bacon St., Plainville. Church Supper. Ham, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, apple cake. $10. Reservations: 508-695-5141.
Saint Aidan’s Hall, 1460 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, near Monastery. South Attleboro Village Lions Chopstick Auction, 6 p.m. (auction 7 p.m.) Admission $25, play all night. Door prizes/free giveaways. Intermission: free coffee, tea, cookies. Bring snacks or food. Soda, water for sale, no alcohol allowed. 100+ items auctioned. More info: Joan, 508-243-9130.
Hurrell Senior Center, 55 Bay State Road, Rehoboth. Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club’s Annual Fall Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Knitting, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, roll-ups, white elephant table, raffles, more. Kitchen open. Purchasing $10 in goods inside bazaar gives shopper chance on slot machine for prize. Net proceeds used for coming year’s lunches, activities, etc. Bazaar donations appreciated. Send to senior center, Lorraine Botts’ attention, or call her at 508-916-0971 for pickup.
First Congregational Church, UCC (Oldtown Church), 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro. Turkey dinner, seatings at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., serving promptly at those times. Home cooked turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, dessert and beverage, served family style. $15 adults, $4 children 10 and under. $1 of each meal will go to Food Forward mission. Check in 20 minutes ahead of time. Reservations required, making them early recommended. Call Ed at 508-212-4774. Take-out orders also accepted. Vestry hall handicapped accessible through rear entrance.
Candleberry Chapel, 381 South Main St., Attleboro. First annual Harvest Fair, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. County Kitchen with home baked goodies, yard sale treasures, raffle tables for all ages. Family entertainment, crafting and giftware tables. Come in costume and get a treat.
United Methodist Church, 1886 Washington St., South Walpole. Family Fun Fest Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Princess Tea Party Room, Pirates Treasure Hunt, kids activities and games, silent auction (final bids at 1 p.m.), bakery goods, cafe with turkey soup and sandwiches, homemade apple crisp. Assorted vendors.
November 2 & 3
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Coyle Drive (off Rte. 152), Seekonk. Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Food, raffles, baskets, fun for all ages.
Plainville United Methodist Church, 16 East Bacon St., Plainville. Annual Country Fair, noon — 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. Saturday. Lunch or supper with New England chowder, made-to-order clam cakes, more. Saturday, muffins and coffee while you shop. Lunch menu available. Both days include homemade baked goods including pies, cookies, breads, candies, jams, jellies, preserves and pickles. Jewelry, decorations, crafts, knit and crochet goods. Silent auction.
Second Congregational Church, 50 Park St., Rte. 123, Attleboro. Thanksgiving in the Kitchen, Christmas in the Parlor, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Grandma’s Attic, Grandpa’s Garage, crafts, knit goods, handmade gifts, books, plants, pet table, homemade preserves pickles & takeout food, jewelry, baked goods, silent auction, homemade breakfast and lunch from snack bar at reasonable prices.
Central Congregational Church, 115 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls. Village Green Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Handmade quilts, needlework, crafts, knit & crochet items, Christmas decorations. Homemade baked goods, candy, jams, jellies and preserves. Jewelry, knickknacks, DVDs and CDs, books, plants, more. Cake walk. Coffee and breakfast pastries, choice of 2-3 soups, sandwiches and desserts served for lunch or take-out.
Evangelical Covenant Church, 841 North Main St., Attleboro. Bit O’ Sweden Fall Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Swedish pancake breakfast from 8:30-11 for $6. Lunch: smorgasbord plate or choice of meatball sub or quiche plate with salad or soup. Dessert and beverage served with all lunch options for $10. Fair: Swedish baked goods, Swedish imports, seasonal crafts, knitted/hand sewn items, themed gift baskets, jewelry, Grandpa’s attic, Unique Boutique, books, kids room, more. New: Americana Table featuring crafted gifts, decorative items. Questions: 508-226-6221 or www.attleborocovenant.org.
St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 71 Linden St., Attleboro. 3nd Annual Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Raffles for Apple Ipad 32 GB, scratch tickets, gift certificate, Razzle Dazzle gift basket, more. Also baked goods, candy, crafts, wreaths, jewelry, knit/crochet goods, kids & adult instant wins. Breakfast: Linda’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls, muffins and donuts. Lunch: Homemade mac & cheese, blade meat sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs Spanish cuisine.
First Congregational Church, UCC of N. Attleboro (Oldtown Church), 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro. Fall Yard Sale, 8 a.m. — 2 p.m., rain or shine.
John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, 32 Broad St., North Attleboro. Fall Book Discussion & Dinner, 5 p.m. Book: “Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston.
Seekonk Congregational Church, UCC, 600 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. Harvest Supper, 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. seatings. Baked ham, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, beets, onions, cole slaw, rolls & butter, apple crisp, beverage. Adults: $12, children 5-12: $4. Tickets, more info: 508-336-9355. Reservations required.
Oakhill Community Office, Hometown America Estates, 1003 Oakhill Ave., Attleboro. Craft &Vendor Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
North Attleboro Council on Aging, 204 Elm St., North Attleboro. Holiday Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffles, Gramma’s Attic, new and gently used items, bake shop, coffee and donuts.
St. Mary’s Church, 1 Power St., Norton. Annual bazaar, 8:30 a.m. — 2 p.m. Homemade breakfast from Chef Sharon, lunch will also be served. Pictures with Santa in Winter Wonderland, kids Christmas shopping room, kids crafts and games, face painting & tattoos; children’s and family auction tables, themed gift basket raffle table, local crafters tables, home-baked goods table & cookies by the pound, Christmas theme table, 50/50 raffles, Santa’s Surprise Game.
November 9 & 10
Madonna Manor Nursing Home, 85 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Holiday bazaar, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Trinitarian Congregational Church, 2 Pine St. (East Main and Pine streets), Norton. Holiday Fair, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Spaghetti supper Friday night from 5-7:30, pancake breakfast Saturday from 9-10:30. Also, Foods to Go, Country Store, Cookie Walk. Shop: Decorative painting, crafts, soaps. Take chance on queen-sized quilt, gift baskets, gift cards, wreaths. More info at www.tccnorton.org.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, 18 Baltic St., South Attleboro. Holiday Fair, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Village streets with bakery, handmade knits/crocheted goods, holiday boutique, Gramma’s attic, Grandpa’s tool shed, used books & jewelry, Country Store. Kids penny socials, general store raffle, silent & not so silent auctions, 12 Days of Christmas baskets, money tree, meat, 12 Days of Christmas cash, beverage bonanza/liquor basket, 43” flat screen TV, Apple iPad, handmade quilt. Also, French meat pies, burgers, soups, salads, fries & desserts. Breakfast served Saturday with Santa & Mrs. Claus in neighborhood all day.
Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 North Main St., Attleboro. Annual Holiday Fair, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday. Rooms full of toys, books, second-hand furniture, Grandma’s Attic, Grandpa’s Garage, Almost Antiques. Handcrafted gifts including artwork, knitted & sewn items, crafts, decorations. Cookies by the pound, pies, fair trade products, raffle. Lunch, dinner, snacks, carry-out available in Gourmet Room. Locally crafted products include jewelry, soap, candles, journals, handbags, wood crafts, cosmetics. More info: www.murrayuuchurch.org.
Centenary United Methodist Church, 15 Sanford St., Attleboro. A Host of Angels on the Corner, Friday, 4:30 — 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Silent auction of gift certificates, surprises. Homemade bakery items, jewelry and accessories, basement treasures, gifts children can give. Wendy’s Diner: homemade soups, sandwiches, drinks, desserts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. More info: 508-222-1759.
All Saint’s Episcopal Church, 121 North Main St., Attleboro. Annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bake shop, craft tables, raffles and lunch. Yvonne’s Attic, book room.
Chartley United Methodist Church, 78 South Worcester St., Norton. Christmas Craft Fair — Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. Bring your camera.
St. Mary’s Foxboro, 58 Carpenter St., Foxboro. Holiday Fair, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Handcrafted items featuring Boston sports teams, baby gifts, hard to find kitchen items, holiday decorations. Raffles, theme baskets, local sweet treats, jewelry boutique, religious items, silent auction, kids games and gifts, café open for lunch and snacks. Bring camera for free pictures and selfies with Santa at 2 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church at Briggs Nursery, 295 Kelley Blvd., North Attleboro. Wine and beer tasting, music, 6 p.m. Portion of proceeds will be donated to Lenore’s Pantry. More info: gracechurchna.com, 508-695-5471, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Place Church, 71 Park Place, Pawtucket. Christmas on the Hill, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gift table, baked goods, fudge, jewelry, Grandma’s Attic. Visits with Santa (take your own pictures) 10 a.m.. Lunch 11-1. 401-726-2800.
Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland. Holiday fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in church hall. Country Café serving coffee, tea, muffins from 8 to 10:30. Express Lunch starts at 11 a.m. Homemade food items include candy, fudge, baked beans, dried soup mixes, baked goods, packaged cheese. Handmade crafts include knit goods, holiday decorations, teacher gifts, pet items, stocking stuffers. Also, “timeless treasures room,” silent auction. Directions, more info: 401-333-5203.
Mansfield Council on Aging, 255 Hope St., Mansfield. Friends Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Handmade crafts, quilts, bake sale, jewelry, white elephant, raffles, The Boutique and lunch in the café (11-1)
The Congregational Church of Mansfield, 17 West St., Mansfield. The Snowflake Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Grandma’s Attic, Pappy’s Garage, Toyland, jewelry/purses, book room, New to You, hand-crafted gifts and our fair trade SERRV table. Baked goods, candy, cookie walk. Dozens of raffle baskets. Chow’da & clam cake luncheon (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), also featuring sandwiches, grilled cheese, hotdogs, Portuguese soup, pie.
The Federated Church of Norfolk, 1 Union St., Norfolk. Holly Fair, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Over 25 crafters and vendors from all over New England. Breakfast, lunch, cookie walk, bake table. Children’s shopping, Gramma’s attic and women’s fellowship. Visit with Santa from 10 to noon.
First Congregational Church, UCC of North Attleboro, 675 Old Post Road, North Attleboro. Oldtown Harvest Fair & Not-So-Silent Auction, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Handmade crafts and gift items, Oldtown book nook, country store with baked goods, deli options, Elsie’s French salad dressing. Coffee & muffins from 9-11 a.m., new lunch menu from 11:30-1:30. Five raffle baskets, auction (bids accepted 9 a.m. to 1:55 p.m., winning bids announced beginning at 2:05 p.m. You do not need to be present to win).
John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, 32 Broad St., North Attleboro. Holiday Fair, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Baked goods, handmade items, gently used books, more.
Memorial Baptist Church, 340 Central Ave., Seekonk. Holiday Fair, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Anderson House, 15 Fourth St., Attleboro. Fall Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. To benefit historic Arnold L. Anderson House, “Attleboro’s Scout House.” Vendors, bake sale, gift basket raffles. andersonscouthouse.com or 508-316-9092
Historical Society of North Attleboro, 362 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Historical Society Fair and Open House, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. New and estate jewelry, decorations, books, home dessert, raffles. Woodcock Garrison decorated in period by Angle Tree Garden Club. More info: Sandi Burns, 508-695-7160, email@example.com.
November 23 & 24
Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Festival of Trees, Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Each tree decorated by Grace team with unique theme. Trees will be raffled at end of day Saturday. Also, country store, holiday refreshments. More info: gracechurchna.com, 508-695-5471, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 23 & 24
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 14 Park St., North Attleboro. 38th Annual Christmas Fair, 6-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday. Friday: trees for exhibit, silent auction, Christmas songs sung by St. Mary–Sacred Heart School student choir. Saturday: more traditional wreaths and arrangements, knitted and crocheted and other handmade items. Also, library, raffle baskets, wine wheel, jewelry, breakfast and lunch, bake table. Kids Corner with face painting.
November 30 & December 1
First Baptist Church in North Attleboro, 75 Park St., North Attleboro. Christmas on the Common, Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (in Fellowship Hall); Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday night: Baptist Canteen serves chowder, chili and more for eat-in or take-out; Saturday’s lunch is sandwiches. Desserts and beverages available both days. Bakery, the cookie corner, knitted items, novelties, antiques and collectibles, handmade crafts, jewelry treasures, bargains in Grandpa’s attic. Silent auction.
St. Martha’s, 227 South St., Plainville. Holiday Fair, 2 to 7 p.m. Friday (early bird admission at 1:30 for $10); 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Country crafts, themed gift baskets to purchase, basket raffles and cash raffles, Grandma’s attic, handmade live wreaths, baked goods, homemade lasagna, chowders and more.
Trinity Church, 47 East St., Wrentham. Christmas fair, 4-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Huge penny social & raffles, white elephant sale, books, baked goods, crafts, gifts. Also children’s penny social, kids shopping room, Santa on Saturday. Cafe will serve meals. Also available: Take-home lasagna, apple crisp.
Bethany Congregational Church, 3 Rockhill St., Foxboro. Annual Fair, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Coffee and donuts in morning, lunch starting at 11:30. Visit with Santa, book nook, CD’s and videos, silent auction, fresh wreaths, handcrafts, homemade sweets, themed baskets, Gramma’s Attic, toys, children’s fair. Updates, directions: www.bethanychurch.org.
Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave., Seekonk. Christmas Bazaar and Gift Festival, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Handmade crafts, knitted goods, decorations, jewelry, live wreaths, boxwood centerpieces, gift baskets, more. Baked goods, luncheon with various soups, sandwiches, desserts, fries, doughboys. Christmas items, drawing table; winners announced at end of day. Pics with Santa. Call 508-336-9355 or email email@example.com with questions.
The Congregational Church of Mansfield, 17 West St., Mansfield. Vendor Craft Fair, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. Local crafters and artisans selling jewelry, gifts, knits, handcrafted items, soaps, photography and more. Baked goods offered. Free admission.
Robbins Children’s Programs, 803 North Main St., Attleboro. 15th Annual Family Holiday Fair, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. Treats, bargains, raffles, children’s activities, entertainment, visit from Santa.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant St. Franklin. Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Retail gift cards, restaurant gift certificates, electronics. Silent auction items including museums, theater and movie tickets, local and Boston events. Hand-made hats, mittens, scarves and fleece blankets. Holiday wreaths and greens. Toys and games for kids. Baked treats, Cookie Walk. Food and drinks for sale. 508-528-2387, firstname.lastname@example.org