Here is the lineup for this weekend for all the fairs happening:
Saturday, Nov. 23
Holiday Church Fair Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Essex churches. The three churches — St. John the Baptist at 52 Main St., First Universalist Church at 57 Main St., and First Congregational Church at 39 Main St. — are offering gift bargains, white elephant items, children’s activities, homemade food and hot beverages. Parking is on the street or in the municipal lot behind the Martin Street police station.
St. Ann Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sullivan Hall at St. Ann Church, 70 Pleasant St., Gloucester. Besides the knitted items, featured will be homemade Thanksgiving pies, Italian cookies, a Chinese raffle, Wheel of Fortune, prizes, jewelry, Christmas goods, white elephant items, a Cookie Walk, lobster rolls and chowder, and pictures with Santa.
Thanksgiving Harvest Market, 9 a.m. to noon, Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, corner of Middle and Church streets. Held by the Cape Ann Farmers Market in conjunction with the Middle Street Harvest Festival, 20-plus vendors include Alprilla Farm, Trupiano Sausage, Herrick Farm, Seaview Farm Meats, & Craquelins Crackers, varieties of produce, soups, baked goods, crafts, meats, cheese, herbs, smoked fish, pasta, and guacamole. All-natural turkey, donated by Common Crow, and raffled off to benefit the Farmers Market. UU meetinghouse serves up quiche, coffee, chocolates, plus chance to win a basket full of fine wines. Visit http://www.CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org or call Nicole Bogin at 978-290-2717.
Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial School, 11 Webster St. Craft vendors, gift basket raffles, scratch ticket tree, cookie walk, Santa photo Ops, kids’ crafts.
Holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 292 Washington St. Pastries and cookies, raffles, craft vendors and white elephant table. All welcome. Snow or shine.
Country Cupboard Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. John’s Church, 48 Middle St., in conjunction with Middle Street Harvest Festival. Handmade crafts, baked goods, jewelry, cookie walk, artisan cheese, seasonal decorations, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, fish chowder luncheon. Thrift Shop open. Parishioners in Victorian dress celebrate the 150th anniversary of the church and the Gettysburg Address.
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