Past Events

Uncorking Celebration Introducing The New Halloween Collection

Friday, September 9, 2022 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

To kick off the fall season, we’ll be introducing five new Halloween Chalkware collectibles and tasting our 2022 Vaillancourt Christmas Wine, a bourbon barrel aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Lodi, CA.

Christmas In July Pop-Up At Nantucket Looms

Friday, July 15, 2022 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Nantucket Looms
51 Main Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

Celebrate Christmas in July on Nantucket with Vaillancourt’s Pop-Up at Nantucket Looms to introduce the newest Nantucket Santa on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th.

Premier Number Weekend

Friday, April 29, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction of Judi Vaillancourt’s new Chalkware Designs with Premier Numbers Available! Although Vaillancourt chalkware is often thought about during the holiday months, it’s during the spring that collectors are able to get the coveted “premier numbers.” Vaillancourt Folk Art assigns a number, in the order in which they are painted, for each piece painted in their Sutton studios.

Vaillancourt Viking River Cruise through Europe's Christmas Markets

Join Judi & Gary as they host a Christmas Market’s cruise & tour along Eastern Germany’s famed ELBE RIVER. You’ll visit Saxon Switzerland; Dresden; Meissen; Wittenberg and Potsdam with hotel overnights in Prague and Berlin.

2021 Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show

Friday, November 12, 2021 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Celebrate the season with Sutton’s Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show at Vaillancourt Folk Art on Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th. Shop some of America’s best known artists and enjoy authentic German food and drink in the outdoor atmosphere of a European Christmas market.

Mini Outdoor German Christmas Wine Market

Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Although our Christkindlesmarkt has been cancelled for 2020, we’re introducing four outdoor miniature German Christmas Wine Markets every Saturday from November 28th through December 19th from 10am – 2pm. During these markets, we’re pleased to be offering the 90+ Cellars Rosé Truck serving Christmas wines, Glühwein, and hot chocolate to be enjoyed outside with prepared baked goods by Fraulein’s Bakery. Tickets are not needed—come at your leisure or enjoy before or after shopping.

Although there is no replacement to the Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show, we hope that these small miniature markets will offer our customers an enjoyable experience to enjoy the winter season with festive wine, warm Glühwein, hot chocolate, and German baked goods.

Drink Menu

  • Second Annual Vaillancourt Christmas Cabernet Sauvignon (2017, Alexander Valley)
  • Prosecco (Veneto, Italy)
  • Warm Nüernberger Glühwein – With collectors mug
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Bottled Water

Pre-Packaged Food Menu

  • Stollen Traditional
  • Stollen Poppy
  • Stollen Mixed Nuts
  • Stollen Marzipan
  • Lebkuchen
  • Pfeffernuesse
  • Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars)
  • Baumkuchen
  • Various cookies (boxed)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, food and beverages must be consumed outdoors and CDC recommendations of masks and social distancing enforced.


Join us in celebrating A Christmas Carol with Gerald Charles Dickens, live from Rochester Castle… One ticket will allow you to stream the celebration until December 31st.

Collector’s Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2020
Gary Vaillancourt speaking during Collector's Weekend.

**2020 has been cancelled** The main event for Collector’s from around the world, Collector’s Weekend is a chance for insider information, first-hand experiences, and access to some of the most coveted Chalkware collectibles. Join hundreds of like-minded collectors for a weekend of entertainment, shopping, dinners, and more!

Artist Workshop: William Anderson And The Chalkware Snowman

Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artist Workshop: William Anderson And The Chalkware Snowman

Unable to join us for our Collector’s Weekend Painting Workshop? This February, warm up with Vaillancourt artist, William Anderson, as he guides you during a day-long workshop to paint a Vaillancourt Chalkware Snowman. For over two decades, the Collector’s Weekend Painting Workshop have given collectors an insight into the complexity of the fine art collectibles. Similar to the April event, this workshop will allow 25 participants to work with the same tools that we use here in our studios.

Author Book Signing

Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Author Book Signing

Join us in our Sutton, MA retail gallery on Saturday, December, 21st from 11am – 1pm with Gary Vaillancourt signing copies of his new book, It’s Hard To Tell When A Tradition Begins…: A Vaillancourt Christmas.

Start the tradition of Sutton’s first Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show at Vaillancourt Folk Art on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th. Shop some of America’s best known artists, and enjoy the Food and Drink Pavilion.

Personal Appearance at Neiman Marcus King of Prussia

Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Personal Appearance at Neiman Marcus King of Prussia

Meet Gary Vaillancourt and be introduced to the 2019 Chalkware and ornament collection as Vaillancourt Folk Art celebrates 35 years of “Made in America” at Neiman Marcus.

Visiting Artist Workshop: Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas Present Zentangle

A special Zentangle created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas during Collector’s Weekend 2019. As part of the Visiting Artist Workshop, we’re pleased to welcome Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the founders of Zentangle, for a fun beginner’s class in the fundamentals of the Zentangle Method. This hands-on workshop will awaken the artist you were always meant to be through the Zentagle Method—an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Whether Zentangle…

The Story Behind… The Starlight Santa

Friday, November 2, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Story Behind… The Starlight Santa

Learn about The Story Behind the 2018 Starlight Santa with a lecture by Gary and Judi Vaillancourt before the piece is released. Understand the history behind the important series and gain insight in some often overlooked details of the new piece.

The Story Behind… The Vaillancourt Wine

Friday, September 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Story Behind… The Vaillancourt Wine

Join us for the kick off of the first ever Vaillancourt Christmas Wine. The evening includes a presentation of the story behind the Vaillancourt wine with the bottles available for purchase within the retail gallery.

The Story Behind… The Nantucket Santa

Friday, July 27, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Story Behind… The Nantucket Santa

Since 2008, the Nantucket Santa Series has been one of the most popular Chalkware Collections. Join us at our Sutton Retail Gallery for a behind the scenes presentation on the story behind the 2018 Nantucket Santa.

Pre-Order The 2022 Starlight Santa

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