Online Through November 22:  Church Schedules Holiday Fair

Christmas Market Chair Pat Wolf is among those getting ready for the United Church of Christ’s 54th annual Holiday Fair online this year through Sunday, November 22, due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, at

SOUTHBURY — The United Church of Christ, Southbury, will celebrate its 54th annual Holiday Fair online this year due to the rise in Covid-19 cases. The Craft Fair and auction, which have gone virtual, are open through Sunday, November 22 by visiting Great shopping opportunities include an abundance of holiday crafts, handmade Covid masks, homemade jams, pickles and cashew brittle, artwork by Ellie Boyd Studio, as well as birdhouses made by the church youth group.

Holiday Fair craft shoppers will find a variety of decorative items including indoor/outdoor wreaths and swags, decorated tabletop trees, beautiful rustic ornaments and centerpieces perfect for a hostess gift or your own holiday decorating.

Additional gift items include hand-knitted blankets, decorative holiday Covid facemasks and kitchen cozies.

Those looking for edible gifts may consider Trudy’s famous homemade jams or pickles, bean soup mix or Lois’ delicious cashew brittle.

For those shoppers who enjoy friendly competition, an online auction is available through 5 p.m. Sunday, November 22, by visiting the auction website. The auction will include fine art work, golf packages, vacation homes on Cape Cod, gift baskets, gift certificates, holiday wreaths, crafts, desserts, beautiful handmade quilts and other specialty items.

Item pick up will be available at the UCC Southbury Church Office at 283 Main St. North from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, November 23 and 24, and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 5, or patrons contact email to to arrange for a mutually convenient time.

Any items that require shipping will be at the winning bidder’s expense. Additional information can be found on the website at

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