Craft fair and Christmas tree lighting set to ignite holiday spirit in Fort Kent
FORT KENT, Maine — Christmas spirit will be in full effect in the Fort Kent community next weekend when the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce 39th annual Arts and Crafts Fair returns to town, along with the annual Christmas tree lighting.
The chamber co-sponsors the events with Fort Kent Lions Club.
The craft fair will have 120 spaces at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Sport Center where vendors will offer gifts for sale in the form of food products, such as baked goods, candies and canned jams, handcrafted wearables including hats and mittens, home and holiday furnishings and decor, wood-crafted items, skin care products, toys, games and more.
The chamber will give out giving out coupon books with 32 coupons from member businesses as part of the Small Business Saturday event in the Greater Fort Kent area that weekend. Shoppers can take a break between perusing items at the craft fair to enjoy lunch items or snacks from Whistle Stop restaurant, which will be at the event as well.
Also that weekend, the public is invited to attend the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree at the Fort Kent Public Library.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa will make an appearance at that tree lighting and pass out gifts to children. Hot chocolate will be available to warm all who take part in the merriment.
The craft fair will be held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
Admission is $2 for those ages 13 and older with no cost to children ages 12 and under.
The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and has no admission charge. The gifts and hot chocolate are also free.