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Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair

Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair 
Friday, November 17th
Saturday, November 18th

Artisan Application

The Wenham Museum’s popular Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair returns again this year! The museum is presently accepting artisan applications for the fair. We seek artisans creating hand-made works inspired by New England history and culture or fresh interpretations of heirloom traditions.

This fair has a loyal following of shoppers. Historically, artisans with items great for gifting have done well, as have those with a variety of price points. We are also seeking artisans who create unique items for children.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the Artisan Application. We will confirm with you within 72 hours of your application if you are accepted into the show. We style reservations as an application process in order to ensure a variety of goods for sale. This is a small fair of approximately 20 vendors. Too many artisans in any one category (jewelry, candle-making, etc.) impact the success of the event for vendors and shoppers.

Sale Dates & Times
Friday, November 17 (Holiday Party): 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 18: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Artisan Set-Up Times
Thursday, November 16: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, November 17: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All artisans must be fully set-up by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 17th.

Artisan Application

About the Fair

The Sleigh Bell Artisan Fair features a wonderful selection of the region’s finest artisans. Shop a wonderful assortment of hand-made items perfect for gifting this season! This intimate artisan fair features holiday gifts, hostess gifts, items for children, and even gifts for pets.

The Wenham Museum’s family-friendly galleries and gift shop will also be open during the event. Drop-in art making will be available for children with paid museum admission.

Shop a hand-picked selection of toys, books, games, LEGOs, plush, dress-up and more!

Artists from Portraits in Silhouette will also be at the Wenham Museum creating hand-cut keepsake silhouette portraits from a live sitting. Sitting reservations are required. Each sitting is $79 and includes two portraits. Advanced reservations are required; a reservation form is coming soon.

Wenham Museum
132 Main St., Wenham, MA
Saturday, November 18th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Admission to Fair
Admission Required to Visit Museum

If you prefer to shop & sip, come to the Sleigh Bell Holiday Party!
Friday, November 17th
5 – 8 p.m.
$25 per person
Ticketing to follow.

Questions? Please contact Visitor Services at (978) 468-2377, ext. 113 or by e-mail at

Thank You to Our 2022 Artisans
Akakpo & Co. | Artfelt Creations | Biscuits N’ Bows | Cocktail Couture
Designs by Heidi B | Edgewood Designs | Eileen Fox Photography
Fashion For Empowerment | Gretchen Fogelstrom Art
Hastings Studio | Holy Land Handicrafts | IrisDesign
JB Artisans Soaps | Karol Peralta Jewelry | Kim’s Pure Pastry
Lucias Terra | Lupine Lane Apiary | Melissa Birtwell Designs
MJT Enterprise | Pleasant Memories Soaps | Precious Skin Elixirs
Shir Glassworks | The Felting Pot

Attic Treasures Sale

We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  We understand that some sources have erroneously published that there is an Attic Treasures Sale in April 2024.  

*No items for sale at the Attic Treasures Sale are from the museum’s collection.*