Folk Art & Artisans Show
Friday, Nov. 2, 4PM - 9PM and Saturday, Nov. 3, 9AM - 4PM
The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society will host its annual Folk Art & Artisans Show on Friday, Nov. 2 (4PM - 9PM) and Saturday, Nov. 3 (9AM - 4PM) at Francis Farm. A longstanding community tradition, the Folk Art & Artisans Show showcases the region’s finest local crafters and artisans.
Over 70 vendors from across southern New England will offer a wide selection of beautiful homemade gifts, just in time for the holiday season. Products include jewelry, pottery, apparel, paintings, bath and body products, specialty foods, and more.
Admission is free. Parking is $3/car. (Free parking for Rehoboth Antiquarian Society members.)
Proceeds from the show benefit the Carpenter Museum of the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society.
History of the Folk Art & Artisans Show
The Folk Art & Artisans Show began thirty-nine years ago on the grounds of the Carpenter Museum at the Museum’s dedication in May 1979. The first show was modest: only two local crafters displayed their wares.
With each year, the show grew in size and popularity. With increased attendance, the show expanded to all the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society sites, including the historic Goff Memorial Hall at Blanding Public Library, and the Carpenter Museum’s Otis Dyer Barn, a reproduction 18th-century barn adjacent to the Museum’s farmhouse.
When attendance for the two-day show reached the thousands, the event was moved to its present location at historic and picturesque Francis Farm.
The Carpenter Museum is excited to continue this annual tradition in Rehoboth, a town steeped in centuries of history. The Museum tells the extraordinary stories of everyday people from the past: farmers, business owners, homemakers, artists, and others. Through the Folk Art & Artisans Show, we are proud to support the vibrant community of local crafters and artisans working today.
About the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society
The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society preserves, promotes, and enhances the significant historical, educational, and cultural assets of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. A non-profit organization, the RAS operates the Carpenter Museum, the Blanding Public Library, and the Arts in the Village music series which takes place in the Library’s Goff Memorial Hall.