Artisan & Vintage Fairs

FEATURED EVENT:  Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair
Friday & Saturday, November 18-19, 2016 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Crafts & Crafts Opening Party | Friday, November 18, 2016 | 6 – 8 p.m.


 November 18 & 19, 2016


Friday, November 18 – Saturday, November 19, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Admission to Fair

Each November, the Wenham Museum hosts a festive fair of hand-crafted artisanal goods for the holiday, hostess, and home. Participating artisans generously donate 20% of their sales proceeds to benefit the Wenham Museum.



Scroll down for information on the Crafts & Crafts Opening Party (formerly the Sleigh Bell Holiday Party).

ARTISANS: Are you interested in participating in the Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair?
You may download the application here:  Sleigh Bell Holiday Fair Application 2016
Artisans must also complete the Artisan Contract:  Wenham Museum Artisan Contract-Sleigh Bell 2016
Please contact Hillary Holmes, Shop Manager & Artisan Coordinator, via e-mail or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 110 with questions.


 November 18, 2016


Kick of the season with friends and good cheer!
Friday, November 18, 2016 
6 – 8 p.m. | $20 per Person
To Benefit the Wenham Museum

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Event Partners
Jaguar Graphics, Danvers, Mass.
Craft Beer Sponsor:  Bogie’s Beer & Wine, Beverly, Mass.
Catering Partner:  A&B Burgers, Beverly, Mass.
Media Partner:
Music by:  Quentin Callewaert

Join us for a re-vamped version of the popular Sleigh Bell Holiday Party for a festive evening of craft beer, appetizers, sliders, and a unique display of handmade artisan gifts for the holiday, hostess, and home.

Pre-Purchase Your Tickets Here.


April 8-9, 2017


Join the treasure hunt!  Good stuff for a good cause.

Sale Dates & Times:
April 8 & 9, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“First Dibs” Shop & Sip
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 5 – 7 p.m. | $10 at Door

In April and September of each year, the museum hosts the Attic Treasures sale to support its mission. This sale is an eclectic blend of vintage, resale, and whimsical finds for the bargain-hunter or “DIY” diva in us all.


To donate your gently used treasures to to the Attic Treasures sale, please call Cheryl Emmons, Trustee, at (978) 853-0711.  Please do not bring donations to the Wenham Museum.  


August 27, 2016 


Saturday, August 27, 2016 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Rain Date:  Sunday, August 28, 2016
FREE Museum Admission
No fee to enter Artisan Fair

The Music Man…Irish Dance…Pony Rides & Petting Zoo!  Wood Fired Pizza…Craft Soda & BEER..Whoopie Pies!  Children’s Activities…Face Painting…Classic Games!  Free Tours of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House and Open House at the Wenham Fire Department

One of the North Shore’s finest craft fairs featuring the region’s best artisans—some new and many returning—offering unique hand crafted items, family activities, and the museum galleries.  Treat yourself to lunch at the Fat Belly BBQ or CopperDome Crust Mobile Pizzeria food trucks, enjoy dessert from the Whoopie Wagon, and purchase local craft beer and soda pop from Ipswich Brewing.

Fair & Entertainment Schedule
10 a.m.: Brian Doser “The Music Man” will perform original and classic children’s music
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.:  Meet local folk artist Valerie McCaffrey and learn about the painting of the Town of Wenham that the Wenham Museum commissioned from her.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Wenham Fire Company open house with demonstrations and activities
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Free admission to the Wenham Museum
11:30 a.m.: Dancers from The Kenny Academy will demonstrate traditional Irish Step Dancing
12 – 4 p.m.: Petting zoo and pony rides by McDonny’s Farm.  Sponsored by Stateside Construction
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.: Guided tours of Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House
12 p.m.: Artisan demonstration by Sally Arrigo of Sally’s Rug Shop

ARTISANS: Are you interested in participating in our Summer Fair?  You may download the application here:  Summer Craft Fair & Family Festival Application 2016

Please contact Hillary Holmes, Shop Manager & Artisan Coordinator, via e-mail or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 110 with questions.