Swifts Beach craft fair attracts many local, first-time vendors

Oct 2, 2021

Although many of the vendors at the Swifts Beach Improvement Association’s craft fair on Oct. 2 were selling their work for the first time, there were still an abundance of handmade, unique items for customers to choose from. 

Crafts of all sorts were up for sale, including quilts, decorated glassware, wood art, knitted or crocheted apparel, t-shirts, photography, paintings, holiday wreaths, home decor, jewlery, drinkware and resin crafts.

The craft fair on Saturday was the association’s first attempt at such an event, but the fair successfully garnered interest from vendors and customers alike. 

The event featured 17 vendors, many of whom were from Swifts Beach or Wareham. A number had never been craft fair vendors before, even if they’d been crafting for years.

The fair was held both indoors and outdoors at the SBIA’s Clubhouse, located at 38 Pleasant St. in Wareham, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. By about noon, several vendors said they’d already seen a number of customers, with people steadily working their way through the fair as the day progressed. Some vendors said they had even begun to run low on certain products.

In addition to the craft vendors, the fair also featured a bake sale and a few raffles.