- Associated Press - Saturday, August 1, 2015

NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) - The 82nd annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair - billed as the nation’s oldest continuously running crafts fair - is underway at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.

The fair runs from Aug. 1-9 and features the work of more than 350 craftsmen. It attracts upwards of 30,000 people each year.

Wares made by juried craftsmen - including furniture, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, metal work and fiber - will be on display in more than 200 booths under tents across the base of Mount Sunapee and in the lodge.

Food and beverages are available.

The fair features a number of demonstrations by craftsmen. There are special workshops and classes for children, including all-day pottery classes.



The resort’s Adventure Park will remain open and offers a treetop obstacle course, mountain biking, disc and miniature golf and a canopy zip line. Visitors can also take a chairlift ride to the top of Mount Sunapee and hike around the summit.

Jane Oneail, executive director of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, says the fair offers a one-of-a-kind experience to shop for “distinctive, beautiful and functional fine craft that you cannot find anywhere else.”

The fair is open from 10-5 daily rain or shine, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans and active-duty military. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Pets - with the exception of service animals - are not allowed and cannot be left in cars.

The 82nd annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair - billed as the nation’s oldest continuously running crafts fair - is underway at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.

The fair runs from Aug. 1-9 and features the work of more than 350 craftsmen. It attracts upwards of 30,000 people each year.

Wares made by juried craftsmen will be on display in more than 200 booths under tents stretching across the base of Mount Sunapee.

The fair is open from 10-5 daily rain or shine, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and active-duty military and is free for children 12 and under. Pets - except for service animals - are not allowed and cannot be left in cars.

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