Sleigh Bells Arts & Crafts Fair to host more than 70 vendors

By Bacon Academy
Colchester - posted Mon., Nov. 18, 2013
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On Saturday, Dec. 7, Bacon Academy will host the second annual “Sleigh Bells Arts & Crafts Fair.” This year the fair has grown to more than 70 vendors, including additional Bacon Academy clubs and class organizations.

Represented by Bacon are the graphic technology classes, which are primarily responsible for organization of the event including preliminarily set-up the night before, registration, tea cup raffle, and clean-up at the end of the event as well as all advertising and press releases.

The fashion and clothing classes will be returning to the event to sell beautifully handmade items, while the GSA will be holding a bake sale and selling hot beverages.

The Class of 2014 will be selling bags of gourmet popcorn; the Bacon Bake Shop will be selling holiday cookies and rounding out the venue the culinary department will be providing a hot lunch for purchase.

The event boasts a new website designed and maintained by technology teacher Jo-Ann Campbell, who is co-creator of the event. The website has been fully functional since July 1 and has had an onslaught of traffic and requests to participate.

This year’s vendors are diversified from last year’s. “Thirty-five vendors are not returning from last year due to conflicts in schedules, but 45 new vendors have joined the ranks,” said Campbell. “Every day I get at least two to three requests to be put on a waiting list.” The original closing date of the fair was Nov. 30, but with such an enthusiastic crafting community, registration was closed in mid-October. “I’m sure no one will be disappointed with the wide range of wares being sold” said Campbell.

The event is located at Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave., in Colchester (located off Route 2 E or W, exit 21) on Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t miss out! Get a sneak preview of the vendors attending and what they will be selling by checking out the website at and select “show information.” See vendors attending for more information.

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