Christmas Fairs 2022

Many parishes and schools around the diocese are holding Christmas fairs during the months of November and December.

They are a wonderful opportunity to join with other members of the community, as we prepare for Advent and Christmas, and they are valuable fundraisers that help support many church ministries.

Below you will find a list of fairs around the Diocese of Portland. You are invited to visit any of them. To quickly find a fair near you, tap or click on any of the town names below.

November 5, 2022

Mingle Jingle Run and Crafters Fair, Sanford

St. Thomas School in Sanford will hold a 5K Mingle Jingle Run, along with a vendor fair on Saturday, November 5. The race begins at 9 a.m. at the Sanford Memorial Gym at 678 Main Street, with the craft fair running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day's events will include a "Best Holiday Costume" award, a St. Thomas alumni award, a photo booth, the Mingle Jingle 4K Swag, plus lots of holiday cheer.

Our Lady of Hope Thanks4Giving Auction and Festival of Trees, Portland

Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland will hold its Thanks4Giving Auction and Festival of Trees in the hall of St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, on Saturday, November 5, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Along with the auction, the evening will include hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and jazz music. To purchase tickets, visit https://ourladyofhopeportland.weshareonline.org or call Paul Leblond at 207-253-9856. Those not attending the evening event can view the trees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parish hall and purchase raffle tickets to try to win them.

Our Lady of the Snows & St. Agnes Parishes Craft Fair, Dexter

Our Lady of the Snows and St. Agnes parishes will hold a craft fair on Saturday, November 5, at the parish center, located at St. Anne Church, 64 Free Street in Dexter. The fair, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature homemade crafts, Christmas items, jewelry, books, puzzles, Gramma’s Attic, and themed baskets on which attendees can bid.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish Christmas Fair, Westbrook

St. Anthony of Padua Parish will hold a Christmas Fair on November 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., bringing together the gifts and talents of parishioners from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Windham and St. Hyacinth Church in Westbrook.  The fair, which will be held in the hall of St. Hyacinth Church on 268 Brown Street, will feature crafts and knits, baked goods, gift baskets, a children’s area, great food, and more.  

St. Charles Borromeo Christmas Fair, Brunswick

The Christmas fair at St. Charles Borromeo Church, part of All Saints Parish, will be held Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church hall at 132 McKeen Street in Brunswick. Choose from 19 booths featuring a wonderful selection of gifts. There will also be raffles with cash prizes and a food court offering breakfast sandwiches, haddock chowder, beef stew, sandwiches, and homemade pies.

St. Raphael Church's Christmas Bazaar, Kittery

St. Raphael Church’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church, located at 6 Whipple Road in Kittery. The fair will feature handmade crafts and knitted items, delicious baked goods, jams and jellies, gifts baskets, and raffles. There will be raffles for a handmade quilt and for an original watercolor painting by Judy Killeen. And the cafe will be open throughout the fair.

Saint Dominic Academy Holiday Festival, Auburn

Saint Dominic Academy will host its 16th annual Holiday Festival on Saturday, November 5,  from 9 am to 3 p.m. in the gymnasium and dining hall of the school located at 121 Gracelawn Road in Auburn.  The festival will feature over 80 local artisans and vendors, a bake sale, raffle table, a Festival of Trees, and a Festival kitchen that will be open for lunch.

November 12, 2022

Bells of St. Mary's Christmas Craft Fair, Bath

The Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair and café will be held Saturday, November 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 144 Lincoln Street in Bath. The fair features many crafters, as well as "Grandma's Attic" with Christmas decorations and household items, and the famous cookie walk. For more information, call 207-443-3423. 

Sacred Heart Ladies Guild Christmas Fair, Hallowell

The Sacred Heart Ladies Guild Christmas Fair will be held Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Sacred Heart Hall on Summer Street in Hallowell. The fair will feature baked goods, candy, crafts, jewelry, RADA knives, white elephant items, and the Sacred Heart Café, featuring great food at reasonable prices.

St. Anne Church, Gorham

The St. Anne Christmas Fair will be held November 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church on 299 Main Street in Gorham. The fair will feature crafts, jewelry, themed baskets, Gramma’s Attic, and lunch and supper put on by the Knights of Columbus.

St. Louis Church, Portland

St. Louis Parish’s Christmas fair will be held on November 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the St. Louis Church Hall, 279 Danforth Street in Portland.    

November 18, 2022

Midcoast Tree Festival, Brunswick

The Midcoast Tree Festival will be held at the St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, this November. Community organizations, businesses, and individuals decorate beautiful trees which are displayed at the festival and then raffled off. Proceeds benefit All Saints Parish in Brunswick, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, and Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels. The festival will take place November 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., November 19 & 20 and November 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 19, 2022

Midcoast Tree Festival, Brunswick

The Midcoast Tree Festival will be held at the St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, this November. Community organizations, businesses, and individuals decorate beautiful trees which are displayed at the festival and then raffled off. Proceeds benefit All Saints Parish in Brunswick, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, and Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels. The festival will take place November 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., November 19 & 20 and November 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our Lady of the Rosary Church Christmas Fair, Sabattus

The Our Lady of the Rosary Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the downstairs church hall, located on 131 High Street in Sabattus. The fair will feature 30 tables of local crafters and vendors, including Scentsy, Christmas ornaments, knitted items, hand-painted gifts, and more. Take a chance on the 50/50 raffle or one of the specially prepared themed gift baskets. For more information or if you want a table at the fair, contact Angela at 207-754-1018. 

Parish of the Holy Savior Christmas Fair, Rumford

The Parish of the Holy Savior Christmas Fair will be held in the church hall at 126 Maine Avenue in Rumford on Saturday, November 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will feature holiday crafts, knitted goods, plants, baked goods, giving trees for local nursing homes and the food pantry, and raffles for items such as an iPad and themed Christmas trees.

Shamrocks of St. Patrick Christmas Fair, Newcastle

The Shamrocks of St. Patrick Church Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Cheverus Hall, next to St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle. The fair will feature many guest vendors, as well as handmade crafts, a Christmas Café, a bake sale table, a plant table, religious items, a holiday regifting table, a history table, wreaths, and raffles.

St. Christopher Holiday Fair, York

St. Christopher’s Holiday Fair will be held Saturday, November 19, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at St. Christopher Church, 4 Barrell Lane in York. The fair will feature themed baskets, greens, jewelry, a “Just for Kids” room, baked goods, made in Maine items, the Gift Shoppe, All Things Christmas, and a café, which will have lobster rolls, as well as other items. There will also be raffles, and prior to the fair, from November 13-19, there will be an online silent auction. You’ll find a link at www.pal-me.org.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish Christmas Fair, Brewer

The St. Paul the Apostle Parish Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church on 531 North Main Street in Brewer. The fair features beautifully decorated Christmas wreaths, gift basket raffles, Christmas decorations, homemade goods, backed goods, homemade fudge, a cookie booth, a turkey raffle, white elephant items. and more. For more information, call the parish office at (207) 217-6740.

St. Philip Church's Christmas by the Lake, Auburn

The Christmas by the Lake fair will be held on Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Philip Church, 2365 Turner Road in Auburn. The event will feature handcrafted wreaths, baked goods, knitted goods, crafts, raffles, and more.

St. Rose of Lima Church Christmas Fair, Jay

The St. Rose of Lima Christmas fair will be held November 19, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the parish hall at 1 Church Street in Jay. The fair will feature raffle corner, a cookie walk, a homemade fudge and candy booth, craft items, and more. There will also be chicken pot pies and fish chowder, which you can enjoy for lunch or throughout the day. Proceeds from the fair benefit parish social ministry.

November 20, 2022

Midcoast Tree Festival, Brunswick

The Midcoast Tree Festival will be held at the St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, this November. Community organizations, businesses, and individuals decorate beautiful trees which are displayed at the festival and then raffled off. Proceeds benefit All Saints Parish in Brunswick, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, and Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels. The festival will take place November 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., November 19 & 20 and November 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 25, 2022

Midcoast Tree Festival, Brunswick

The Midcoast Tree Festival will be held at the St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, this November. Community organizations, businesses, and individuals decorate beautiful trees which are displayed at the festival and then raffled off. Proceeds benefit All Saints Parish in Brunswick, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, and Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels. The festival will take place November 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., November 19 & 20 and November 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 26, 2022

Midcoast Tree Festival, Brunswick

The Midcoast Tree Festival will be held at the St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, this November. Community organizations, businesses, and individuals decorate beautiful trees which are displayed at the festival and then raffled off. Proceeds benefit All Saints Parish in Brunswick, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, and Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels. The festival will take place November 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., November 19 & 20 and November 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 27, 2022

Midcoast Tree Festival, Brunswick

The Midcoast Tree Festival will be held at the St. John’s Community Center, 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick, this November. Community organizations, businesses, and individuals decorate beautiful trees which are displayed at the festival and then raffled off. Proceeds benefit All Saints Parish in Brunswick, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, and Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels. The festival will take place November 18, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., November 19 & 20 and November 25 & 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our Lady of the Angels Penny Sale Fair, Berwick

The Our Lady of the Angels Penny Sale will be held Sunday, November 27, at Noble Middle School, 46 Cranberry Meadow Road in Berwick. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Drawings start at 3:30 p.m.

December 3, 2022

Cheverus High School Holiday Craft Fair, Portland

Cheverus High School will hold a Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., bringing together the gifts and talents of our extended community and from craft artists in the local community. The fair, which will be held in the gym and atrium of Cheverus at 267 Ocean Avenue in Portland, will feature handcrafted gifts and specialty items, baked goods, gift baskets, a children’s area, delicious homemade lunch items, and more. A special visit from Santa is always a highlight! This popular annual event is organized to support Cheverus' service immersion trips and the Purple & Gold boosters and celebrates a vibrant community and local small businesses.

Christmas Cookie Fair, Camden

The Women's Club of Our Lady of Good Hope Church will hold a Christmas Cookie Fair on December 3 and 4 before and after the Saturday 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. Masses at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street in Camden.

Our Lady of Ransom Christmas Craft Fair, Mechanic Falls

The Our Lady of Ransom Ladies Guild will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Ransom Church on 117 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls. In addition to the crafts, there will be a bake sale and a light lunch.

Parish of the Holy Eucharist Advent Fair, Yarmouth

The Parish of the Holy Eucharist will host an Advent Fair on Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street in Yarmouth. Festive tables will feature baked goods, accessories, knitted and sewn items, attic treasures, children’s items, wreaths, and much more. There will also be raffles and a luncheon.

St. Ann Church Christmas Fair, Bradley

St. Ann Church in Bradley will hold a Christmas fair on December 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church hall at 84 Main Street. There will be food tables featuring pies, cakes, cookies, squares fudge, candy, baked beans, rolls, and breads. There will also be handmade items such as mittens, hats, and sweaters, along with wood crafts, Christmas ornaments, gift baskets, and nearly new items including puzzles, CDs, and video. A queen size “Bargello Rebooted” quilt in blues and grays will be raffled out. The luncheon menu includes cream of broccoli soup, chicken salad sandwiches, and hot dogs.

St. Joseph Winter Festival, Farmington

The St. Joseph Winter Festival will be held Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the St. Joseph Center on Middle Street in Farmington. The festival, which will feature wreaths, gifts, and a lunch counter, coincides with Farmington’s Chester Greenwood Day.  Proceeds support parish social ministry initiatives.

December 4, 2022

Christmas Cookie Fair, Camden

The Women's Club of Our Lady of Good Hope Church will hold a Christmas Cookie Fair on December 3 and 4 before and after the Saturday 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. Masses at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street in Camden.

December 10, 2022

St. Michael School Christmas Fair, Augusta

The St. Michael School Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school on 56 Sewall Street in Augusta. For more information or to be a vendor, email [email protected].