Celebrating the BWS Holiday Handcraft Fair November 12

The Holiday Handcraft Fair is back! We look forward to welcoming our community to the 50th annual Holiday Handcraft Fair Saturday, November 12, live and in person, from 10am to 4pm at the school campus, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington.

To kick off the Holiday season, join us for family fun including puppet shows, horse drawn hayrides, cozy handcrafts, jump rope making, candle dipping, and other gifts to make and give.

Free parking and admission; rain or shine. For more information, call 413-528-4015 or email info@berkshirewaldorfschool.org  

The Little People’s Shop where children Fourth Grade and younger can choose their own treasures.

Sharing ​the Delights of a Handmade Holiday

​Berkshire Waldorf School families come together to create a festive Holiday atmosphere, transforming every room in the Grades School building into magical realms to explore, ​making tiny gifts for the Little Peoples’ Shop and the Pocket Fairy, and knitting squares that will form TWO unique Community Afghans this year, part of a selection of items available to win in the Raffle Room.

Berkshire Waldorf teachers share the magic of storytelling with puppetry.

For the Child in Us All

Early Childhood teachers will perform “Spindlewood,” a puppet play featuring handcrafted puppets, with three performances during the day. Other Fair highlights include the Children’s Craft Room where youngsters can make their own presents, “Sweet Spot,” an interactive game with live musicians (and desserts for prizes!), magic shows with special guest Jadeena Magic, and the Pocket Fairy, whose many pockets are filled with small surprises.

Winners choose their favorite dessert at the “Sweet Spot”!

Treats for All Ages

Revel in the premium local goods and services at the Fair’s Silent ​and Online ​Auction​s. Shop for warm handmade items in the Handcraft Room, and join the grownup fun at the Silent Auction, centerpiece of the Fair, with one-of-a-kind toys and gifts. The Berkshire Country Store stocks artisanal and gourmet treats, and our lunchroom, Rudy’s Diner, serves lunch, warm drinks and homemade desserts. Plus, enter for a chance to win a $1000 gift card from local food purveyors Guido’s or the Berkshire Food Coop. 

Don’t forget the famous Lemon Sippers at the Country Store!

Berkshire Waldorf School’s curriculum of academic excellence activated with movement, music, outdoor learning and the arts has been preparing students to achieve their full potential for 51 years. The school is now welcoming Fall 2023 applications for students 18 months through Eighth Grade, and offers generous tuition support  for qualified students.

Thanks for joining us! All Fair proceeds benefit the programs and students of the Berkshire Waldorf  School.