CW2016 - The 21st annual Collector's WeekendAs we prepare for the 21st Annual Collector’s Weekend, so should you. Last year, we were quick to sell out the annual Collector’s Dinner, so take a look at the below dates and plan to join us for another wonderful weekend with collectors from around the country!

The Full 2016 Schedule

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!

Friday, April 22, 2016

  1. 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Painting Workshop 1 – Registration begins January 4th
    Orientation begins promptly at 9:00am. Workshop includes lunch.
  2. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Friday Evening at Vaillancourt’s ($10 for non-painting workshop participants)
    Join us in Blaxton Hall as we kick off the weekend with live entertainment and mingling with collectors from around the country and enjoy live music before special pieces and premier numbers are introduced.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

  1. 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Painting Workshop 2 – Registration begins January 4th
    Orientation begins promptly at 9:00am. Workshop includes lunch.
  2. 10:00am – 11:00am
    Debra Lenhausen: Christmas Lights – The History, The Future and Fun with Decorating.
  3. 11:00am – 12:00am
    Bill Davis: Topic to be revealed in late 2015
  4. 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    To be announced…
  5. 7:30pm
    Annual Reception and Dinner! – Registration begins January 4th — Reception starts at 6:30
    What some call the highlight of the weekend, the annual dinner has become a popular event for collectors both serious or casual and  young or old. Dine with those who share a passion for Christmas and Vaillancourt Chalkware and have the opportunity to be chosen to design your own Santa for the following year’s Collector’s Weekend! For 2016, we will be celebrating the weekend at The People’s Kitchen in Worcester, with the reception taking place in their prohibition style bar, Still & Stir.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

  1. 9:00am – 10:00am
    Collector’s Breakfast Buffet for participants of Painting Workshop – Registration begins January 4th
  2. 9:30am – 4:00pm
    Painting Workshop 3 – Registration begins January 4th
    Orientation begins promptly at 9:00am. Workshop includes lunch.

Where to stay!

  1. Hilton Gardens Inn Worcester is walkable to the reception and dinner – Directions (20 miles, 16 minutes from VFA)
  2. Econo Lodge Sutton is close to Vaillancourt Folk Art – Directions (9 miles, 7 minutes from VFA)

Looking back at past Collector’s Weekends

  1. CW2019
  2. CW2018
  3. CW2017
  4. CW2016
  5. CW2015
  6. CW2014
  7. CW2013
  8. CW2012
  9. CW2011
  10. CW2010
  11. CW2009
  12. CW2008