Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Yuletide Fair
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Please note: Parking is limited due to the recent significant snowfall. If possible, please carpool. Check back for updates.
Join us for our 43rd annual Yuletide Fair on Saturday, December 7, 2019, as we celebrate the holiday season!
The school assembly hall will be transformed into a winter wonderland with dozens of original gingerbread creations on display. Children and adults are invited to enter this year’s Gingerbread Contest, a perennial favorite of the fair. Friends, families, and neighbors will have an opportunity to bid on their favorite entries at the Gingerbread Auction – take home an original work of gingerbread art and support Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School! Interested in participating? Click here for a downloadable pdf with instructions and an entry form.
Enjoy activities for children, visit the Community Craft Room for handcrafted items and the Hand to Hand Room for gently worn wool clothing and wooden toys, and stop for a tasty treat in the Cozy Café.
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES:
Tiny Treasures Room, Rose Kindergarten Classroom – This kids only room is full of wonderful handmade treasures and treats. Let kids experience the wonderment and magic.
Pocket Person, Fair Campus – walks the Fair in a lavish cape filled with pockets of handmade items waiting to be chosen by expectant people of all ages.
Children’s Craft Room, The Music Room – Kids make creations from tables full of natural materials. Creativity will be flying high in here!
Cozy Café, Art Studio – Baked goods, hot drinks, soup, and live music by local musicians, great people, and great conversation. And, you get to take a load off and kick your feet up!
Community Craft Room, 5th Grade Classroom – Handmade gifts for sale made by students, parents, and friends, including wooden toys made by gnomes and other beautiful and festive items.
Main Food Tent, Outside of the Teaching Kitchen – Delicious homemade food and warm drinks are served.
Stained Glass Making, Chemistry Lab – Dabble in making your own stained glass creations.
Candle Dipping, Candle Dipping Room (Loft Level) – Local musicians play melodic tunes while community members of all ages quietly walk in a circle dipping sweet bees wax candles.
Hand to Hand, Upstairs in the 2ND Grade Classroom – Donated, lightly used woolens, sweaters, blankets, coats and other cold weather gear are for sale. Plus, used wooden toys and games. There is something for everyone!
Book Sale, Upstairs in the 2ND Grade Classroom – Lightly used books for sale for the bookworm.
AUCTIONS & RAFFLES:
Gingerbread House Auction, Music Room, Main Building, Lower Level – view the creations made by the local community all day. Live music and goodies abound!
HVS Silent Auction, 1ST Grade Classroom – spend some quiet time bidding on local artisanal and handmade crafts from the local community. These are bespoke and gorgeous items donated by our generous artisans and local businesses. Online bidding is available NOW through Sunday, December 8 at this link: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/57875/auctions/72548
Artisan Raffle, This will be taking place during the Fair in the School Hall. Tables will be set up against the wall with Vendor raffle prizes displayed. Raffle ticket purchases are made next to tables and raffle prizes called nearing the end of the Fair.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS:
Ed Herrington, Inc.
DV Hamann and Company
RSF Social Finance
Whitbeck Benedict & Smith LLP
Columbia Tent Rentals
Each year, dozens of artisan vendors fill the school’s classrooms with beautiful handcrafted items ~ you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
Adonis Press: books
Alkion Center: books
Asia Luna: natural health & beauty products
Camphill Village: handcrafted wooden toys, kitchen utensils, beeswax candles & more
Carapace Farm Puppetry: handmade wool felt puppets
Cariku Jewelry: Bohemian world jewelry
Clinton Pottery: functional stoneware + ornamental raku
Cottage on the Hudson: wool products
Crimson Leaf Alpacas: fine alpaca products
Center for Social Research
Daniel Stern Woodworking: handcrafted furniture
Fahari Bazaar: clothing, fabric, bags, toys
Felt Nerds: fiber art
First-Flower Farm: hand sewn aprons
Golden Hour Botanicals
Grade 9: Class Fundraiser
Grade 10: German Class Fundraiser
Grade 11: Class Fundraiser
Helen Suter: Jewelry
Helena Zay: hand-crafted gifts
High Falls Farm: shiitake & oyster mushroom logs
Jim Knott Woodworking: fiber art
Joy Newton: eco-conscious line of nature inspired goods
Liz Hamann Studio Potter: handmade pottery
Martin Silvan: honey
Maple Leaf Sugaring: maple sugar cotton candy
Michael Wolski: art
Moonshine Design: quality mohair products
Morningstar Healing & Massage: expert massage services
Natasha de Castro: art
O’Callahan: jams, chutneys & homemade crafts
October Mountain Folk Harps
Pamela Dalton: scherenschnitte – fine art paper cutting
Philmont Community Bakery: spelt breads
Red Oak Farm: wild harvested holiday wreaths and greenery
Root and Tuber: pure beeswax hand-dipped candles
Scottie & Rooh: greeting cards
Stone Corner: minerals, fossils, and gems
The Peach Tree: natural stone jewelry
Tienda Salsita: small batch, handmade salsa and artisanal goods
Turose School Store (located next to the admissions office) toys, gifts, books, arts and crafts, and natural plant dyed items
Twin Pines Jewelry
Vilma Mare Baltic Style: fiber art + fashion