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Page Farm & Home Museum Opening ‘Holiday Shoppe’ Craft Fair Dec. 6

Contact: Patty Henner, 581-4100

ORONO — The UMaine Page Farm and Home Museum will hold its annual Holiday Shoppe craft fair Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Just in time for the holiday season, the old-fashioned shoppe brings together Maine crafters and artisans to display and offer their unique goods for sale. The event is free and open to the public, with plenty of free parking, says museum director Patricia Henner.

Among this year’s shoppe offerings are wrought-iron Christmas ornaments, hooks and stocking hangers forged by a blacksmith from Eddington, in addition to items hand-knitted and felted by the Friday Fiber Friends, along with wreaths, reproduction toys and homemade soaps. Edibles such as fresh cow and goat cheeses from Olde Oak Farm in Orono will be available for purchase. And Black Dinah Chocolatiers of Isle au Haut will be selling scrumptious hand-crafted chocolates, Henner says.

“Those who attend are sure to discover wonderful gift ideas, as well as Maine’s thriving community of crafters,” she adds. “Good tidings and cheer will also be present.”

More information is available by calling the Page Farm and Home Museum at (207) 581-4100. The farm and home museum website ( also has details about its many public outreach programs for young and old.

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