2014 Margaretta Days Festival & Craft Fair

Brenda Gillen of Sunset Weaving has been an active participant in the Margaretta Days Festival & Craft Fairs over the past few years. Each year she explains to both young and old the ‘ins and outs’ of the workings of her loom. In addition she gives the young people a chance to do a bit of weaving on the loom. Here she is explaining ‘how it is done’ to a young fair attendee. (Submitted photo).

MACHIAS –The 2014 Margaretta Days Festival & Craft Fair will be held on Sat., June 14th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of the University of Maine at Machias. Activities during the day will include Colonial re-enactors, live music, storytelling, games, period food, a children’s play area, plus live demonstrations of colonial occupations. Adding to the festivities of the day will be a variety of crafters who will be on hand displaying a selling their wares. Last year there were over 25 crafter and artists ranging from original watercolors and jewelry to rugs and doll clothes. In addition to the crafters several Washington County historical societies will have booths displaying items pertaining to their region of the county.

There is still time for crafters to sign up to display their wares during the festival.  It is asked that items be handmade, while artists having their own prints are also acceptable. Spaces are 12 x 12 with a fee of $25 per space. Sign up by contacting Carlene at carlenemholmes@yahoo.com or sending a check payable to the Machias Historical Society, c/o Carlene Holmes, PO Box 123, Machias, ME 04654.