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April 2014

Collector’s Weekend 2014

April 25 - 27

Whether a serious collector, casual shopper, or simply a Christmas enthusiast, join us for this year’s Collector’s Weekend here in Sutton. Learn to paint your own Vaillancourt Chalkware Santa under the guidance of our artists, attend the holiday Lecture series with professionals within the industry, be entertained with the Friday evening opening where we introduce premier numbers of exclusive pieces, and enjoy the highly anticipated Collector’s Dinner— this year, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, conveniently where a block of rooms are reserved! Friday evening’s Reception opening will include to be announced live music from 6:00 – 7:30. Saturday’s lectures will be announce soon! Attention Painting Workshop Attendees: Registration will begin promptly at 9:30am and will include a visual presentation in Blaxton Hall. Following the presentation, painters will be given their materials for the painting workshop.

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May 2014
$6

Byers’ Choice American Artisan Showcase

May 10 @ 10:00 AM - May 11 @ 5:00 PM
Byers' Choice,
4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914 United States
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2014 marks the third year for the Byers Choice Craft Show which is expected to become an annual Mothers Day tradition. The Byers Choice Ltd. Craft Show will feature about 85 handcrafters. The crafts will be either traditional crafts, or based on a traditional method or design. The crafts will be selected through a jury process, and demonstrations are actively encouraged. The crafts booths will be indoors, in a large, well-lit expo facility within the Byers Choice building. Byers Choices…

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Book Signing: Birch Blackguards

May 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vaillancourt Folk Art,
9 Main Street, Sutton, MA 01590 United States

In 2013, Lisa Shea released the first of a series of mystery novellas set within the picturesque town of Sutton, MA. Aspen Allegations, the first book of the series, was well received and earned the 2013 IPPY Gold Medal for Best Regional eBook. The sequel, Birch Blackguards, is to be released in 2014 and continues the small town setting of Sutton, MA and included Vaillancourt Folk Art as the scene within the story. During Vaillancourt Folk Art’s 30th anniversary celebration, we welcome Lisa…

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June 2014

The Country Living Fair

June 6 - 8
Dutchess County Fairgrounds,
6550 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 United States
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The pages of Country Living Magazine come to life with great shopping with over 150 vendors: antiques, artisans, art, furniture, home decor & more. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine, attend seminars, how-to’s, Artisan Demonstrations, & more.

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July 2014

Event Under The Tent

July 17 - 20
Bartlett's Farm,
33 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA 02554 United States
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The Event Under The Tent is one of the highlights of the summer for both residence and vacationers that appreciate hand-quality art and collections. Join us “under the tent” at Bartlett’s Farm as we are included with nearly 100 artists. The event begins Thursday evening with grand fanfare and continues through Sunday. During this event, the premier numbers of the new Nantucket Santa will be introduced!

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September 2014

30th Anniversary Fall Opening

September 12 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vaillancourt Folk Art,
9 Main Street, Sutton, MA 01590 United States
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Join us for our annual Fall Opening at our retail gallery. As the summer months wind down, there is no better way to jump into the fall season than by seeing our festive decorations, including our newly introduced fall chalkware figurines. Peruse the gallery and be inspired to decorate for the fall season, Halloween, and Thanksgiving while enjoying cheese and wine and conversing with other collectors from the region.

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$8

Traditional Artisan Show

September 20 - 21
Delaware Valley College,
700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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The Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show will exceed your expectations! Prepare to be amazed at the level of quality in these creations by America’s very best traditional artisans. You are invited to see and meet the artists and their incredible handcrafted treasures, gathered together here in Bucks County for this exclusive show. Come and see your favorite returning artists along with many more new ones. This preview show is the first in a line of fall / winter shows and will…

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October 2014

Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit

October 3 - 5
Waterford,
Waterford, VA 20197 United States
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The Waterford Fair is the oldest juried crafts fair in Virginia and four-time winner Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association Best Event of the Year. In addition to historic homes open for tour, 155 juried heritage craftspeople (many nationally known) provide hands-on demonstrations, entertainers provide continuous traditional music and dance, Colonial and Civil War-era militia encamp and demonstrate, and there are children’s activities throughout the weekend.

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Fine American Craftsman Show

October 17 - 19
Wilton Historical Society,
224 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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This year’s American Artisan Show will be located on 224 Danbury Road at the beautiful 5-building Wilton Historical Society complex—comprised of two 18th century homes, two 19th century barns, and a working blacksmith shop. The Wilton Historical Society proudly presents its 28th annual Fine American Craftsman Show. Come shop with enthusiastic delight at Wilton’s most popular and revered show. It’s a wonderful experience. This annual event continues to be the showcase of America’s finest artists and artisans gathered from around…

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November 2014
$15

Boston Christmas Festival

November 7 - 9
Seaport World Trade Center,
200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210 United States
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The Christmas Festival makes preparing for the holidays a breeze, with gifts for everyone and all the elements for stylish entertaining. For holiday decorating, the show offers many possibilities from opulent brocade and tapestry Christmas stockings and wall hangings to old fashioned cranberry garland wreaths, musical angel figurines, whimsical holiday elves, gleaming seashell ornaments, collectible Santas and colorful seasonal flags.  

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Product Signing At Roger’s Gardens in California

November 15 - 16
Roger's Gardens,
2301 San Joaquin Hills Road, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 United States
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Join Judi and Gary Vaillancourt on the West Coast this November as they visit Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar, California. The two day event will usher in the holiday season with the new Vaillancourt Chalkware line with the opportunity to have them signed by Judi. Please call Roger’s Gardens for more details and times.

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First After Hours

November 20 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vaillancourt Folk Art,
9 Main Street, Sutton, MA 01590 United States
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Start your Christmas shopping in November at one of America’s last domestic, family-owned Christmas companies. The retail gallery is decorated with the splendor of the holiday season and both the museum and studio is open during the after hours program. Join us, after work, for an evening of shopping, wine, and exclusive offers that are not available online or over the phone.

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A Christmas Carol – Performed by Gerald Charles Dickens

November 28 - 29
Vaillancourt Folk Art,
9 Main Street, Sutton, MA 01590 United States
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We are very pleased to announce that Gerald Charles Dickens will be performing his one man show of “A Christmas Carol” again this holiday season! The Vaillancourt family is no stranger to Christmas and starting Christmas traditions. We invite you to start or continue the tradition of A Christmas Carol this year as Gerald Charles Dickens—Charles Dickens’ great-great-grandson—returns to Blaxton Hall at Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, MA to perform is one-man version of Dickens’ most famous stories. Mr. Dickens…

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December 2014

Vaillancourt’s European Christmas Markets River Cruise

December 5 - 12
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There is no better way to experience the holidays than through experiencing Europe’s Christmas Markets! To celebrate Vaillancourt Folk Art’s 30th anniversary, join Judi and Gary on this special group cruisethrough Viking River Cruisesto visit to the Christmas markets at Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna and Budapest. Here, the spirit and romance of the holidays come alive with the scent of gingerbread and the tunes of traditional carols around every corner. Whichever Christmas markets you visit, youll enjoy a wonderful feast…

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Sutton Chain of Lights

December 6 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Vaillancourt Folk Art,
9 Main Street, Sutton, MA 01590 United States
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On Saturday (10am – 5pm) Vaillancourt Folk Art will be open with the splendor of the season offering live entertainment, festive shopping, and some in-store exclusive sales! Be inspired by the decorations and enjoy the live entertainment of NYC’s Rebekah and Sir Harry’s Ukulele Christmas at 11am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. And regionally acclaimed Epworth United Methodist Bell Choir performing at 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

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Second After Hours

December 11 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vaillancourt Folk Art,
9 Main Street, Sutton, MA 01590 United States
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Continue your Christmas shopping in December at one of America’s last domestic, family-owned Christmas companies. The retail gallery is decorated with the splendor of the holiday season and both the museum and studio is open during the after hours program. Join us, after work, for an evening of shopping, wine, and exclusive offers that are not available online or over the phone.  

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