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November 12, 2018 – The Dutchess Community College Foundation will host its 47th Annual Craft Fair on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on the DCC main campus in Poughkeepsie. This has become one of the area’s most anticipated hand-made crafts events.
The Holiday Craft Fair draws 100-plus artisans and specialty food-makers and 3,000 visitors annually. Most vendors are from the Hudson Valley, but others travel from neighboring states to offer unique items to local residents looking to kick off the holiday shopping season.
Items for sale will include jewelry, fabrics, candles, soaps and oils, decorative paintings, photographs, collectibles, ceramics, porcelain, floral arrangements, works in glass and wood and specialty foods. Door prize drawings will be held and refreshments can be purchased.
Proceeds from the event support student scholarships and other college initiatives.
Admission is $6, $4 for senior citizens and DCC students, staff and alumni ($1-off coupon available here). Children under 12 are free. Those with special needs are invited to beat the rush by starting their shopping at 9:30 a.m. The event’s media sponsors are Q92.1 FM and Vivo Creative.
The event is held in Falcon and Drumlin halls. Guests are encouraged to park in Lot D on Cottage Road; shuttle service to the exhibit halls will be available.