Previous Deerfield Tumble Arts and Crafts Pageant rebounding immediately after scaled-again calendar year

Yoshiko Yap

Revealed: 9/14/2022 10:37:48 PM

Modified: 9/14/2022 10:37:18 PM

DEERFIELD — Additional than 100 craftspeople and distributors from all over New England are converging on Aged Deerfield this weekend as the Old Deerfield Drop Arts and Crafts Pageant returns for its 46th version.

Craft fans can head to the grounds close to the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s (PVMA) Memorial Corridor, at 8 Memorial St., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and on Sunday from 10 a.m. right until 4 p.m.

PVMA Govt Director and Craft Good founder Tim Neumann stated the pageant is receiving back into the total swing of issues after a somewhat scaled-again occasion previous calendar year owing to COVID-19 uncertainty.

“It is commencing to come back. COVID hit exhibitors tricky in a couple of techniques,” Neumann mentioned. “It’s great to see the rebound.”

The festival will feature artisans of all backgrounds, specialty food stuff and free museum reveals, together with live demonstrations from the Western Mass. Woodturners Affiliation. Children’s functions will be available inside of the Deerfield Academics Center, and goats from Sage Meadow Farm will be about for small children to fulfill.

For the 2nd year in a row, Neumann explained several of the sellers attending are concentrated on jewelry simply because that’s the present craze in crafts.

“Crafts in typical are in but a further transition interval mainly because of switching preferences and an getting older audience,” Neumann mentioned, adding that a lot of crafts, such as artwork, can be tough to come across area for in one’s home. “You may not want a portray to cling on the wall, but there is often area for earrings, a bracelet or a ring.”

Although the craft reasonable serves as a fundraiser for PVMA’s programs and operations, Neumann stated it’s also a way to have on Deerfield’s historic custom of crafts.

“The arts and crafts motion in Deerfield … it was a strongly females-led, financially quite thriving winner of global awards,” he explained. “In phrases of its history, that was a high place, so we celebrate that.”

In phrases of parking, Neumann reported the fair has pnly a single parking whole lot this calendar year, which will be at Yankee Candle’s company headquarters at 16 Yankee Candle Way. Parking is no cost and totally free shuttle buses will bus people to PVMA. Masks are not needed, but they will be readily available at the gates and bus stops for individuals who want a person.

There is no parking on Memorial Street all through the pageant. Handicap parking will be obtainable at Deerfield Academy’s Constructing and Grounds facility on Saturday. On Sunday, handicapped parking will be guiding Deerfield Academy’s Health Heart, which is across the road from the most important gate.

The pageant will be held rain or shine. Admission is $5 for adults and absolutely free for kids 12 yrs old and young. Admission to PVMA’s Memorial Hall is integrated with the ticket. For far more details, go to

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