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Fun at the Craft Fair

By Julia Beauregard

Hometown Weekly Editor

After six long years, the annual Sherborn Library Arts and Crafts Fair returned to the Sherborn Library grounds this past Saturday. The fair offered a unique variety of arts, crafts, plants, children’s activities, and a lot of different and delicious food items to choose from. The event ran from 10am-4pm and there was no shortage of activities to partake in, performances to view, food to eat, and different booths to visit; six hours almost did not seem like it was enough time to truly take in all of the events of the day. 

Families, friends, crafters, and community groups joined together to enjoy the festivities, under the warm springtime sun. 

While adults enjoyed viewing the different booths on the library grounds to see what the crafters and artisans had to offer, children enjoyed a petting-zoo, which held goats, pigs, chickens, bunnies, and ducks, that was held at the Community Center across the street. Next door The Unitarian Church had two bounce houses for children to enjoy. 

There were a variety of performances throughout the day, including a martial arts showcase, gymnastics presentation, two dance performances, the DS A Capella group provided entertainment, the Open Fields Community Theatre performed, and the day closed out with a musical performance from School of Rock.

The day consisted of a Touch-A-Truck event, held by the Sherborn Fire Department, face painting, henna, a copper bookmark making workshop, and crafts for kids in the children’s wing of the library. 

The Arts and Crafts Fair is organized and run by the Friends of the Sherborn Library. This annual event began in 1972, making this it’s 51st year! 

As families ventured through the booths on the law, Lovely Day by Bill Withers echoed out of the speakers which truly captured the atmosphere of the afternoon.

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