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Holiday Craft Faire 2023

Sunday, Dec 10 | 10am - 2pm


<< No reservations required. Please RSVP to the Facebook event!

10am – 2pm: This is a free entrance event with a mix of free and paid activities.

Had enough of box stores and online shopping? Bring back the true spirit of the giving season at Ashokan’s 2nd annual Holiday Craft Faire. Create your own hand-make traditional gifts, shop locally in our holiday market, and enjoy holiday fare all to the seasonal songs sung by local school choruses. The holiday season is better together!

Free Entry

Browse our holiday market! Our performance hall will be transformed to showcase an eclectic assortment of locally made crafts and goods including locally made furniture, holiday decor, botanial prints, jewelry, macrame items, baked goods, and more. Vendors subject to change

Stop by the DIY craft tables for free all-ages crafts that may include felted soaps, snowflakes, and pinecone bird feeders, and more tba

Enjoy uplifting music from local youth: 11:30am George Washington Peace Singers, 12pm High Meadow Nest Chorus, and more tba

Hot savory food and drink will be for sale in the dining hall

By Donation

Pose for a fun seasonal photo! Stop by Paramount’s Photo Booth for holiday-spirited photos with family & friends in our restored antique sleigh

Wreath Making with Molly Mason Hand-make a natural holiday wreath in our discovery room with Molly Mason (this was very popular last year!)

Paid Hands-on Workshop Experiences, Pre-Register for a Fee

Holiday Ornaments in our Tin Shop*
Choose from traditional patterns and hand-craft a unique holiday ornament in our tin shop with Ashokan Educators, Ages 8+, $10 per project

Heart-shaped Trivet, Fire-poker, or Plant-hanger in our Black Smith Shop*
For folks looking for the ultimate hands-on experience, try traditional techniques to forge your own gift with Ashokan Educators. Choose from a heart-shaped trivet, fire poker, or plant-hanger making experiences in our blacksmith shop, Ages 8+, $20 per project

Broom-making in our Broom Shop*
Join visiting artisan Poliana Daniela for this hands-on workshop experience and learn how to use the ancient turkey-wing technique to craft your very own broom in our broom shop. The broom makes it an extraordinarily effective sweeper, altar piece or a beautiful art piece for the wall. The students will be working with natural broomcorn, and will be able to choose the color of the cord and linen thread. Materials are included in the cost and tools will be provided for use during class. Ages 12+, $55 per project.

Dec 1 at 9am advance registration begins for paid activities available on this page.*

Ashokan craft and food sales benefit the Ashokan Center.

Support our winter clothing drive! Many school children come to our field trips underprepared. We’re hoping to collect coats, hats, boots, gloves to make their stay more enjoyable. Thanks for helping us help them!

Want to volunteer? Email alexis.perry@ashokancenter.org

No dogs are allowed on site. 

Event proceeds support The Ashokan Center’s ongoing work to inspire learning and build community through shared experiences in nature, history, music, and art. Learn more: Educational Field Trips • Music & Dance Camps • Weddings & Retreats


EMAIL events@ashokancenter.org 
CALL 845-657-8333 x3