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28th Annual Christmas in Strafford Craft Fair

"A wonderful way to spend the day"

Place:  Strafford, NH 03884

Dates:  Saturday & Sunday

December 2nd & December 3rd, 2017

Hours:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

GPS Address:  569 Province Rd., Strafford, NH (Strafford Grange Hall)

We are celebrating our 28th year!  the 28th person to visit each home marked with a gift box on the map will win a special gift!  Read each stop for details.  You could be a winner!

See below to download the 2017 Christmas in Strafford Map

If "Christmas in Strafford is new to's a time when the local artisans and craftspeople of Strafford, NH (and friends) open their homes and studios to the public.  20+ locations are open, with 50+ crafters (local homes, along with the Bow Lake Grange Hall, Waldron Store and Bow Lake Church).  Refreshments are served, and all manner of hand-crafted items are available for sale.

Many of our craftsmen are juried "league of New Hampshire Craftsmen", and all our craftsmen offer high quality hand-crafted products.  Click on each name in the menu  (above) to view a sampling of each stops offerings.

Christmas in Strafford Maps

The map will help you get around Strafford!  Each stop is well marked on the map, with a location # and a description of their offerings.  To help you find each stop as you travel around Strafford, you will see large "Nutcracker" signs with the stop # well marked, letting you know you have reached your stop destination.  Maps for Christmas in Strafford are available throughout November at the Strafford Town Hall, Hill Library, Uncle George's Market and Isinglass Country Store.  The Map is also available in the November Strafford Community Calendar.

During the event (December 2 & 3) maps can be found at: Isinglass Country Store, Uncle George's Market, the Waldron Store and the Bow Lake Grange Hall (in the kitchen area), and the Bow Lake Church (in the Idlepines room).

The Grange Hall - Stop #7

Open Saturday only

* The Bow Lake Grange Hall, at 569 Province Rd. will be open - with lots of crafters, on Saturday, December 2nd.  Be sure to stop by to see all the beautiful items displayed there!

* A delicious lunch will be served at the Grange Hall on Saturday.  Choose from a variety of soups, stews, sandwiches and in or take out!

*  There is ample parking at the Grange Hall

* Please note that the Grange Hall is open on Saturday, December 2nd only

* For more detail see the "menu" above.

* There is a restroom at this location.

The Waldron Store - Stop #4

Open Saturday and Sunday

This year the "Waldron Store", a historical site in Strafford, will present 8 craftsmen.  Stop by to see hand-crafted Christmas ornaments, wood burned trays and boxes, matching baby sets, handbags, beautiful jewelry and hand-crafted Santas and more!

For more detail see the "menu" above.

There is ample parking and a restroom and this location.

The Bow Lake Church - Stop #30

Open Saturday only

Near the Waldron Store - stop by this location to view the beautiful crafts displayed there.

You will find 6 crafters in the Bow Lake Church's Idlepines Room, located in the back of the church.

Enter the parking lot and go around to the Idlepines room door which is located at the back of the church, on the left as you face the church.

For more detail see the "menu" above.

There is ample parking and restroom at this location.

Registration Information

IMPORTANT:  For those who wish to participate in the Christmas in Strafford event (vendors).

The Strafford Resident form should be mailed to Debbie Sawyer.

The form for the Grange, Bow Lake Church and Waldron Store should be sent to Diane Waldron.

Please be sure to choose the form that applies to you and mail it to the appropriate person. Thank you.



Strafford Residents who would like to participate in this event, and have questions, email Mary Hoyt at or call Mary at 603-664-5787


If you would like to participate at the Grange, Waldron Store or Bow Lake Church, or have questions, email Diane Waldron at or call Diane at 603-664-9396

PLEASE NOTE:  The Grange Hall, Waldron Store, and Bow Lake Church are SOLD OUT for the 2017 event.  Thank you to all who have sent in their registration forms!  We appreciate your participation.  We are no longer accepting registration forms for 2017.

More Information


*  17 Strafford homes and studios                  *  Ample parking

*  Bow Lake Grange Hall                                  *  Lunch at the Grange Hall (Saturday)

*  Waldron Store                                               *  High Quality items

*  Bow Lake Church                                          *  Lots of Holiday Cheer!

*  50+ crafters!

Each venue is piled high with beautiful hand-crafted products.  Each location is a welcoming place...filled with beautiful items and good cheer!  Be sure to follow the map that will take you to each stop...and be ready to spend a fun day (or two!) in Strafford.