Sununu to join artisans in opening 86th Craftsmen’s Fair

August 2, 2019 GMT

NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is going to join artisans in opening the 86th annual Craftsmen’s Fair by blowing a horn, a tradition used to announce the fair’s start for more than 45 years.

The kickoff is Saturday. The nation’s longest-running outdoor craft fair will run through Aug. 11 at the Mount Sunapee Resort.

Visitors will see the fair’s newest presentation, “Art, Craft & Design: The Exhibition” to explore ideas for using fine craft in everyday life. In the sculpture garden, visitors will discover how to incorporate fine craft with plantings in their gardens.


Contemporary and traditional fine art and craft will be represented at the fair, including intricate baskets; handblown glass; functional and decorative ceramics; framed original prints; metal sculptures; folk art; modern and traditional furniture; quilts; and wearable art and jewelry.