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Holiday Craft Fair returning to Fort Kent

FORT KENT, Maine — Snow has yet to stick to the ground in the St. John Valley but the Christmas season is fast approaching and with it the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce 41st annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. 

Vendors will sell handmade goods from home and Christmas decor to food products, hats, mittens and other clothing, jewelry and a variety of other items.  

“It is a nice variety this year,” chamber executive director Dona Saucier said. 

Last year the event, which coincides with Small Business Saturday, changed its long-standing format to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Rather than selling their homemade goods under one roof as in previous years, the vendors set up shop at a dozen host businesses throughout the greater Fort Kent area.

This year will see a combined format with some vendors setting up at local businesses and many more gathered at the Fort Kent Knights of Columbus Hall on U.S. Route 1. 

The craft fair will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. The cost of admission at the K of C Hall is $2. 

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