While many vendors at the Swifts Beach Improvement Association Craft Fair on October 2 were selling their work for the first time, there was still an abundance of unique, handmade items for customers to choose from.
Handicrafts of all kinds were on sale, including quilts, decorated glassware, wooden art, knitted or crocheted clothing, t-shirts, photographs, paintings, holiday wreaths, home decorations, jewelry, glasses and resin crafts.
The craft fair on Saturday was the association’s first attempt at such an event, but the fair was successful in attracting the interest of sellers and customers.
The event brought together 17 vendors, many of whom were from Swifts Beach or Wareham. A number of them had never sold craft fairs before, even though they had been doing so for years.
The fair was held both indoors and outdoors at SBIA’s Clubhouse, located at 38 Pleasant Street in Wareham, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Around noon, several vendors said they had already seen a number of customers, with people regularly working their way through the fair as the day wore on. Some sellers have said that they have even started to run out of certain products.
In addition to the craft vendors, the fair also featured a bake sale and a few raffles.